For the first time in 19 years, the Super Bowl will be held in Atlanta — a hotbed of musical talent, including Outkast, Migos, T.I., Usher and more prominent artists. Hopeful that Super Bowl Sunday would shed a positive light on the ATL by showcasing some of the city’s vibrant music culture, fans were disappointed to hear that LA pop-rockers Maroon 5 got the call instead.
“Now if you REALLY wanna get mad… Imagine Maroon 5 takes the Super Bowl Halftime Show stage and does nothing but Migos, T.I. and Outkast covers,” suggested one tweet.
Below, find more responses to the news:
A brief list of musicians more fitting for Atlanta’s Super Bowl than Maroon 5 pic.twitter.com/TF8oTEkADa
— Jason Kirk (@JasonKirkSBN) September 19, 2018
Atlanta, home of Outkast, T.I., Future, Ludacris, Usher, etc., gets Maroon 5 to play the damn Super Bowl. pic.twitter.com/KHpGNRsJGX
— Jake Reuse (@ReuseRecruiting) September 19, 2018
When the NFL picks Maroon 5 to perform at halftime of the Super Bowl.
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) September 19, 2018
Not picked to headline an Atlanta Super Bowl:
Run the Jewels
Ying Yang Twins
Rich Homie Quan
Dem Franchise Boyz
Waka Flocka Flame
Picked to headline an Atlanta Super Bowl:
— Ñic Gulas (@Nic_Gulas) September 19, 2018
Maroon 5 for an Atlanta Super Bowl? pic.twitter.com/9JDiXXZpfW
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) September 19, 2018
While many expressed their discontent, a few users were able to admit that the news of this decision came as no surprise.
1. At least one of your parents probably knows of the group by name
2. At least one of your parents knows the lead singer as “the skinny man on The Voice”
3. You have strongly considered buying a Maroon 5 CD for either Mother’s or Father’s Day because you were in Target
— Ryan Nanni (@celebrityhottub) September 19, 2018
Big Maroon 5 fan…. Not a fan of them performing in Atlanta at the Super Bowl. He needed a hiphop vibe.. then a southern rock vibe.. then a mashup of both https://t.co/q658yekXqA
— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) September 19, 2018