How the world responded to Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show

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Katy Perry gives a thumbs up after performing during halftime of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Katy Perry gives a thumbs up after performing during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

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.

 

The Outfits

 

 

  

Others made connections to movies from the early 2000s.

The Microphone

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:

Celebrity Emily Osment tweeted about the wii microphone. (Twitter)

Kit Kat is known for creating clever, on-the-spot Super Bowl-related advertisements. This is how they responded to Katy’s microphone. (Twitter)

 

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 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.

Multiple articles about the left shark forgetting the dance moves have been shared around the Internet. 

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Twitter user Nilay Patel (@reckless) tweeted, “Left Shark wasn’t quite sure what he was doing, but he played his best on the world’s biggest stage. Left shark is a hero.”

The More You Know

Katy Perry’s Firework finale was anticipated and adored. Many saw a striking resemblance between Perry’s floating star and an 80s public service announcement.

But after the show, Katy Perry was “drawing blood,” as she called it on her Instagram photo.

 

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