While I may not be the biggest Weeknd fan on the face of the earth, something really struck a chord with me at the Super Bowl halftime show. I was not able to put a finger on it until the following Tuesday.
My name is Nando Zegarra. The guy in charge of Tixxy social media, and the master meme-maker behind #DannyDevitoFriday.
Why was the Weeknd’s halftime show so important? It starts with a one word: hope. I was unsure of what I was even hopeful for which is mainly why I had a difficult time putting all of this into words though. Was it that covid would be over? Was it that I was looking back at concerts? Hell, was it even that I was hoping to go to a Weeknd concert? I was just overall unsure at first.
Come Tuesday it hit me: I was hopeful that the Weeknd's Superbowl performance would give all of us all a little bit of hope. Hope that we are almost out of this pandemic; hope that we will soon be able to see incredible performances like the Weeknd’s in person. I watched this guy whose songs always get stuck in my head, perform for 14 minutes and ten seconds, and had a smile on my face because it gave me the hope that I would soon be able to get into concert stands again, and enjoy being surrounded by people vibing to music.
However, even after watching the performance multiple times, there is something that I am still unable to explain. And it has to do with the final song of the Weeknd’s set.
Why is it that when “Blinding Lights” came on, I had chills and was in awe the entire time?
So while I work on understanding that I ask you this: did the Weeknd’s performance strike any chords with you? If so, let me know @yotixxy on Twitter. I would love to hear what you think.
Thanks for reading, and have a great rest of your day!
-Nando Zegarra (Tixxy Community Developer/Media Manager)