With the Super Bowl coming up this weekend, anticipation has been building not only for the game and the commercials, but also for the halftime show. This year’s performance is scheduled to feature Coldplay, Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga.
But some cultural observers say this year’s lineup is unlikely to reach the heights achieved by the 2001 Super Bowl halftime show, which many culture watchers consider one of the high points of the modern era. That year Britney Spears shared the stage with ‘N Sync, Nelly, Mary J. Blige and Aerosmith.
E! News breaks down the events of that memorable halftime on Jan. 21, 2001, in a rundown you can read by clicking here.
Or just judge for yourself …