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Last nights Super Bowl Halftime Show was something to watch!  Madonna performed with LMFAO making an appearance. If you were on twitter last night, a bunch of people tweeted about the show and what was going on. We learned that the lighting designer for the show was Al Gurdon and the Set Design by Bruce Rodgers of Tribe Design. The image is from a friend of a friend that attended the Super Bowl, Mike Harder.  It shows the 43 set pieces being loaded off the field in no time flat! It took just under 9 minutes to load in and 10 minutes for the Indy crew to load out, and the game to start back up! We at PLSN could not be prouder of our fellow crew members for all their hard work and for putting on such a great show!

We are still organizing all of the 400 tweets last night with the hashtag #LXchat where we talked about the show.  Once we have that up, we will post it here on PLS. In the mean time, what did you think of the halftime show?

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Comment by Nook Schoenfeld on February 19, 2012 at 2:54pm

It was frickin awesome. The set was no where as cool as previous designs that I saw Bruce do, but it certainly worked for Madonna. The camera angles were amazing. Especially when they started "Like a prayer" and the backdrop was the fans in the seats holding up what looked like little LED lights and waving them.

       What people don't understand is the singers are actually singing. But this is the largest televised show in the world (I think). If the mic goes down half way thru a live performance, they can't stop this show. So it is extremely important to have a background track that can fill in the holes if there is a technical difficulty.

       We've all seen shows where an artist stopped midsong to fix a guitar problem, a power outing, a bad battery in the vocal mic. Can't do that when the gig is all about the timing.

Comment by Justin Lang on February 7, 2012 at 6:59am

Yeah, the lip syncing was ramped, but that is the sound guys problem.  The lights and staging can't be faked. It was great!

Comment by Elisa Goad on February 6, 2012 at 6:29pm

I was very impressed with Madonna's half time show. While some where complaining about her lip-syncing, all I could think about was the production value, which was impressive!! 

Comment by Justin Lang on February 6, 2012 at 11:26am

If you missed the live tweet last night on twitter. We have downloaded the tweets from #LXchat and posted them here.

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