The answer is simple: It was Actually memorable. Granted, it became a gigantic scandal after Janet Jackson’s bare breast was exposed by co-performer Justin Timberlake
, but it also made the halftime show feel like a true event. More often than not, this break in between quarters (Football is quarters right?) feels like something you’d see at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and not something more fitting the audience of gagillion people watching.
I mean there are a few great performances from the last 10 years, like Prince in 2007, but looking at a list of past headliners I mostly just think,