Katy Perry held a free performance yesterday, and people played football in between. That’s the sentiment circulating the Internet following the Super Bowl XLIX halftime performance. The show featured Katy Perry, who sang a medley of “Roar,” “Dark Horse,” “I Kissed A Girl,” “Teenage Dream,” “California Gurls” and “Firework.” Special guest performers included Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliot.
Perry’s performance had fans drawing connections to The Hunger Games, an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba, Shark Boy and Lava Girl, Wii remotes and Guy Fieri from The Food Network. The world live tweeted, posted and commented on each second of her performance.
Others made connections to movies from the early 2000s.
The safety strap on Perry’s microphone reminded many of a Wii remote, and the Internet was quick to say a few things about it:
Yo Gabba Gabba
Her colorful costumes were not the only thing that mirrored kid’s show Yo Gabba Gabba. Dancing palm trees and beach balls frolicked onstage, but the audience fell in love with the dancing sharks. Scott Myrick, one of Perry’s backup dancers, played one of the sharks.
The dancing sharks, especially the one on the left, entertained the audience more than any other aspect of the halftime show. Someone even created a Twitter account for Left Shark, which has almost 1,000 followers.
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