I was impressed with this year's Super Bowl halftime show. As a die-hard Bronco fan, I had little interest in watching the actual game, so I was hoping that the halftime show would be spectacular.
And indeed it was.
I had some mild skepticism about Katy Perry's ability to deliver a great performance, but she delivered. It makes sense to put a theatrical performer in that spot; it makes everything more fun. Don't get me wrong, I've enjoyed the rock acts of halftime shows in years past, but brining in a different style of music with an elaborate stage setup was fun; it added variety. This year's performance stood out from many other shows in the past.
Perry's grand entrance on the gigantic, mirrored lion was on the mark for a show of its caliber, and I thought it got the music off to the right start. And with a very colorful setup, sea characters that made up Perry's sideshow was the best part that really tipped off the performance.
The Lenny Kravitz duet with Perry for "I Kissed a Girl" added just enough of a rock punch to encompass all genres. And rapper Missy Elliot and her Tron-esque charade was a fantastic surprise addition to the hyped show. I never realized how much of her music I knew until I found myself singing along to it subconsciously.
Now to my favorite element of the show. This is something I believe we need to see more of in popular music: dancing sharks. When the choreographed sea creatures arrived on stage, I was instantly won over.
And I'm not the only one. Social media is still buzzing about the sharks. It was truly a memorable pop-culture moment. It is a moment that record executives need to hang on to.
The people want dancing sharks. It's obvious.
So how do you win us over, record executives? Simple.
After those of us who grew up with the Backstreet Boys, N'SYNC and NKOTB, the past few years has seen its very own boy-band renaissance with bands like 5 Seconds of Summer and One Direction.
So, what we need from executives are dancing-shark boy bands. A singing, dancing-shark boy band will be just enough for many, myself included, to believe in boy bands again.
Hopefully these thoughts will make it to the people that need to see them and changes will be made accordingly.
Caleb Dennis writes "The Scene" for Colorado Daily every Thursday. Follow him: Twitter.com/TheWriterCalebD.