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Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Beyonce Dazzle at Bowl

Halftime show is up-tempo, colorful, and kinda crazed
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2016 8:14 PM CST

(Newser) – Coldplay kicked off a jubilant and colorful Super Bowl halftime show with lead singer Chris Martin appearing to spend most of the time in mid-air, the Guardian reports. They performed "Yellow," "Viva La Vida," and "Adventure of a Lifetime" as people around them played violins, twirled umbrellas, and marched around the stage in full marching band regalia. Bruno Mars then performed "Uptown Funk" with a cadre of dancing men in black, and Beyonce appeared on the field to perform "Formation" with black-clad female dancers taking up the rear.

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Soon Beyonce, Mars, and Coldplay performed together while video excerpts recalled performers of Super Bowls past, including Whitney Houston, U2, Michael Jackson, James Brown, and Bruce Springsteen. The jam-packed, 12-minute show ended with young people cramming the stage, clapping and singing along. The message appearing over the crowd at the end: "Believe in Love," reports Billboard. (Read more Super Bowl stories.)

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