Yes, The Weeknd splurged and spent $7 million of his own money (plus what the NFL paid) to produce a Super Bowl halftime show that has memes still flying!
A medley of his hits started in the stands, then went inside the stadium and finally took over the entire field.
By the time cores of identically dressed dancers, except for the bandages on their heads made their way out onto the field as Blinded by the Lights started up, the Grammy-winner gave social media a LOT to meme about.
$7 million out of his own pocket, all that red, all those bandages PLUS fireworks just to give us a good show (not to mention the countless memes) no matter what you think, that’s LOT of fun! The Weeknd deserves a nice big,
…my self tape pic.twitter.com/npjRMAnAgk— Anna Roisman (@AnnaRoisman) February 8, 2021
He owes Darkman some money!!! pic.twitter.com/kjVZuLe4QO— Christopher Goins (@Goinz211) February 8, 2021
I would admit the #SuperBowl Halftime show with @theweeknd was pretty colorful and bright.— Woody and Daffy Duck (@DaffyWoody) February 8, 2021
With Dancing Mummies and Less of a Stripper Party Dance show like last year! 🤣 https://t.co/fs9qhdqu7h pic.twitter.com/fhG7RA3H49
(Photo, screen grab; via CBS News)