The Weeknd’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Was the Talk of the Night

The Weeknd performs during the half time show at Super Bowl LV.
The Weeknd performs during the half time show at Super Bowl LV. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Shutterstock (11750081k)

No matter who wins or loses the Super Bowl, there’s always one moment that receives more attention than the game itself—the halftime show. This year was no different, and we owe it all to The Weeknd’s spectacular, meme-worthy performance.

Without any supporting performers or flashy gimmicks to rely on, the Canadian singer let his music speak—and it spoke volumes. His set consisted of his biggest hits, such as “Can’t Feel My Face”, “Starboy”, and “The Hills”, and the beloved songs from his latest album After Hours, including “Blinding Lights” and “Save Your Tears”.

Some parts of his performance may have been strange to people who aren’t familiar with his oeuvre, but it was a real treat for the fans. Each and every tiny detail—including those bandaged dancers that got everyone talking—were an obvious nod to the persona and rich inner world he created on After Hours.

Like every halftime show that took place in the era of Twitter, this one led to countless memes that kept us laughing all night long. They were poking fun at everything from the backup dancers to the confused look on The Weeknd’s face and made us appreciate his performance even more by finding some humor in the whole ordeal.