With the Super Bowl set to go down from Las Vegas this Sunday evening, let’s be real for a moment. Many people who watch the Super Bowl don’t care about football. They care about the commercials and the halftime shows. Millions of casuals around the world tune in on a day where they pretend to know about the NFL.
Today, the halftime shows are one of the most iconic moments of this showpiece event. However, for every Diana Ross and Lady Gaga, there’s Janet Jackson and Christina Aguilera. Let’s look at some of the most notorious Super Bowl Halftime Shows and their worst moments.
The Left Shark
This was simultaneously one of the best and worst moments in the history of Super Bowl Halftime Shows. Bryan Gaw didn’t know that he was about to become a cultural icon in the U.S. Katy Perry was the lead act in 2016 and she delivered a decent performance. But Gaw inadvertently stole her thunder through his awful dancing.
He was one of two men wearing shark costumes dancing behind her. The other shark was perfectly on point but Gaw danced like a maniac with zero sense of choreography. Fans couldn’t believe what they were watching because this was one of the highest points of Perry’s career. An uncoordinated shark upstaged her with hilarious results (via People).