America is in awe and can’t stop talking about Lady Gaga‘s half time performance at the 51st Super Bowl that saw New England Patriots defeat Atlanta Falcons. Lady Gaga practically flew into the stadium and opened her 14minute long performance with a beautiful rendition of ‘America the Beautiful’ and ‘This Land is Our Land’. Watch the performance reactions after the cut.
Lady Gaga brought the house down with her high energy performance at the Super Bowl, which started with her jumping off the roof of the stadium after singing This Land is Our Land as red, white and blue drones flew in formation in the sky above her. The rest of the set was similarly impressive as she stormed through hits including Bad Romance, Poker Face and Born This Way. While light on overt criticism of Trump and his policies, her performance was praised as sending a message of inclusion, hope and acceptance.
Though it didn’t have the meme-friendly antics of a dancing shark, the unexpected nudity, or the unnecessary Coldplay-ness of some previous Super Bowl halftime shows, this year’s Lady Gaga performance was predictably Gaga-esque. It started with a weird performance of patriotic songs with Gaga standing on the stadium’s roof while stars formed a flag behind her, and then Gaga descended down from the sky and jumped into the typical Halftime Show medley of hits. Also, other than putting on a sparkly jacket thing and grabbing a keytar for “Just Dance,” there weren’t as many ridiculous Gaga outfits as you might expect. At the very least, a dress made out of literal pigskins would’ve been fun for football’s biggest night.
You can see video of Gaga’s performance below.