Despite The Score, JT Was Awesome

• OK, so the final score didn’t suit those of us who reside in Patriot Nation — you have to admit Sunday’s Super Bowl was one hell of a football game, and congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles (and QB Nick Foles, who played the game of his life), and now take home the Lombardi Trophy for the first time. Let’s hope the City of Brotherly Love greased all the light poles…

As expected, one of the highlights of the game was the highly anticipated Pepsi Halftime Show headlined by Justin Timberlake, who made liberal use of most of the field for a massive-looking show. Introduced by his pal Jimmy Fallon and accompanied an army of dancers and extras, JT kicked off the set with “Filthy” from his brand new RCA album, Man of the Woods. From there he roamed the giant set, interacting with various dancers as he cruised through a medley of his hits, including the crowd-pleasers “Rock Your Body” and “SexyBack,” and, backed by his tight, longtime band, the Tennessee Kids, Timberlake performed “Suit & Tie.”

As Variety reports, JT then transitioned to a grand piano for “Until the End of Time,” which transitioned into a cover of Prince‘s “I Would Die 4 U.” During that song, images of Prince from Purple Rain were projected onto a large purple curtain and ended with Prince’s now iconic shadow from his 2007 Super Bowl projected onto the sheet.

JT ended his set with his ridiculously hooky “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” Followed by a camera crew (and security personnel), Timberlake ascending a flight of stairs up into the stands, where he ended the song and posed for what he declared as a “Super Bowl selfie” with a fan. [Image courtesy of my iPhone and my television]