A 30 second ad slot during the Superbowl is estimated to cost about cool $5 million. So I wonder what a 13 minute set by Lady Gaga and sponsored by Pepsi Zero is worth then.
Her set opened with God Bless America, and then quoting “one nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all,” as a poke at the immigration debacle currently happening in the United States. She then follows with Woody Guthrie’s civil rights anthem This Land Is Your Land.
Then at the 58 second mark in the video she does a bizarre Spiderman jump and wiggles down into the center of the stadium.
Her setlist follows with a row of her greatest hits, including Poker Face, Born this Way, Telephone, Just Dance, Million Reasons from her latest album Joanne and finally Bad Romance. During the songs she even found the time to make three costume changes.
She also made it clear coming up the gig that she wouldn’t be needing any special guest appearances to prop up her act, and she didn’t! It was amazing.
At the end of the set she met family members backstage and broke down crying as she hugged them, overwhelmed by her set. Afterwards she also announced to fans that she’s also getting ready for a massive world tour, so maybe it won’t be long until you’ll be able to see her in the flesh.