When Christina Aguilera began the night by butchering the national anthem, it became obvious that no, tonight was not going to be a good night, at least entertainment-wise.
I think the Twitter world may have had the best reactions to the Black Eyed Peas' halftime show in Super Bowl XLV:
"Is it just me? Why is the sound so lousy?" @GuyKawasaki
"Wow what a painful halftime show ..." @seto1661
"First sign you shouldn't have been the Half time show: you need TWO special guest appearances in 15 minutes to carry the set" @The1Tab
"Ashley Simpson thinks this an awful performance." @josh_levitt
"I get more playing time then the 2 none existent members of black eye peas. They need to start a fight. #DoSomething" @BizNasty2point0
"Watching the half time show made me ponder, where's Bin Laden when you need him?" @fan960boomer
It was brutal. And what was with the lit up box-head dancers? Were they supposed to attract attention away from the music? They just hurt the eyes as much as the Black Eyed Peas hurt the ears.
Supposedly the NFL was trying to target women by choosing Christina Aguilera, the Black Eyed Peas and showing Glee immediately after the game. Hopefully they've learned their lesson.
So, who would have been a better choice?