Coldplay opened the show with their song “Viva La Vida”. Lead singer Chris Martin was kneeling on the field as children all ran passed him and then he ran to a stage surrounded by fans and a stadium full of color. Halfway through “Viva La Vida”, the band was joined by violinists dressed in Pepsi brand colors.
Color continued to be present in the performance with marching bands playing up and down the field. Coldplay rocked out and danced on a stage that had a screen for a stage. On the screen, bright lights and effects were projected. Dancers holding up giant flowers as they moved across the field waved them in the air.
Lead singer Martin was full of energy, jumping up and down, then practically falling into the crowd.
Suddenly, “Uptown Funk” began playing and Bruno Mars started dancing, decked out in black, surrounded by male backup dancers and his band. His dance moves were killer and it only made sense for him to perform this song as Coldplay stated that it was their favorite Bruno Mars song.
Soon, the band on the field parted and revealed Beyonce, who was surrounded by a couple dozen sexy dancers with afros and tight black leotard outfits. Beyonce then made her way to the stage to have a dance battle against Bruno Mars and his dance crew. Soon, it was “Uptown Funk” all-around, with Chris Martin joining the two in song.
Then, the show slowed down a bit, with Chris Martin retreating to the piano to sing “Clocks.” As he sang, videos of all the Super Bowl’s past performances played on TV. The very end of the performance was full of color and fireworks, with the words “Believe In Love” showing across the crowd.