Coldplay Brings Beyonce, Bruno Mars & History to Color-Filled Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show

Patrick Smith/Getty Images  Coldplay headlined the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show on Sunday in San Francisco, bringing out some of their biggest hits while performing on a stage filled with flowers and psychedelic colors and a stadium of screaming fans. The British…

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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Posted on February 16, 2016

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Coldplay headlined the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show on Sunday in San Francisco, bringing out some of their biggest hits while performing on a stage filled with flowers and psychedelic colors and a stadium of screaming fans. The British band opened with “Viva La Vida,” with Chris Martin down in a crowd of wild, photo-snapping fans who wiped his face with a rainbow hankerchief. After that Coldplay played “Paradise” and “Adventure of a Lifetime” while a marching band trotted out, and then dancers hit the field holding flowers (dressed like the flower stems themselves). The stage then to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, the group hit the stage dressed in old school hip-hop finery for a snappy run-through of “Uptown Funk!” Beyonce Joins Bruno Mars & Chris Martin for ‘Uptown Funk!’ During Super Bowl 50

Then, Beyonce. The Queen performed her new song “Formation” dressed in a killer militant get-up (with strong Michael Jackson vibes) and took the stage for a dance/sing-off with Bruno Mars.  After that, Coldplay took back the stage and performed “Clocks” while a video montage showed the many A-list performer who have performed halftime shows in years previous — Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, James Brown, etc. During the footage, Chris Martin even sang bits of past performers’ song, including Prince’s “Purple Rain” and U2’s “Beautiful Day.” 

After Coldplay wrapped with “Up & Up,” the colorful words “believe in love” exploded over the Super Bowl 50 crowd. Then cutting to Beyonce’s surprise stadium tour announcement for FORMATION TOUR 2016! 

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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