Halsey dashed on to the stage unannounced for the primary time in two years throughout Machine Gun Kelly’s set Thursday night time on the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest, simply in time to belt out her visitor verse on Kelly’s “forget me too.”
“You want me to forget you?” she wailed from the stage at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on the primary night time of the three-night Super Bowl week competition. “Okay, forget me, too. You tell me you hate me, baby. Yeah, I bet you do.”
Kelly pogoed up and down alongside Halsey, who would later return for her personal set, whereas enjoying a pink Fender Telecaster through the tune, sporting a shirt coated in glowing silver rings and saggy pink pants, whereas one other particular visitor and up to date Kelly collaborator, Blink 182’s Travis Barker, bashed the drums.
It was the sort of second cherished by the annual big-game-adjacent competition, which seeks to serve up novel pairings who’ve by no means co-headlined collectively earlier than and cross genres.
On Saturday, Green Day is paired with Miley Cyrus, and Friday options Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton and Mickey Guyton, who can also be singing the nationwide anthem at Sunday’s Super Bowl, during which the hometown Los Angeles Rams play the Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium.
It’s the primary Super Bowl in Los Angeles in practically 30 years, and the town is overflowing with events and concert events all week.
Kelly’s set had solely a sprinkling of the hip-hop he first grew to become identified for, and was dominated by his current flip to punk-pop. Barker, who’s royalty within the style, would keep on stage with him for a number of songs, together with one other that featured a shock visitor, Willow Smith, who joined Kelly for his or her new duet “Emo Girl.”
There was no point out from stage of the fiancees who’ve made Kelly and Barker paparazzi favorites of late. Kelly recently proposed to Megan Fox (she mentioned sure), whereas Barker is engaged to Kourtney Kardashian.
Toward the tip of his set, Kelly invited a lookalike fan he acknowledged from “about 8,000 of my shows” on to stage to face below a pipe that was speculated to ship a severe sliming however gave him solely a lightweight trickle.
“Apparently we need to go back and watch Nick Jr. and learn how to slime people, cause that was not what I was expecting,” Kelly mentioned with fun.
The 20,000-seat Crypto.com Arena was practically full for the present. Fans needed to present proof of vaccination to get in. Most ditched their masks as soon as they had been inside the principle corridor.
Halsey would return in a ruffled black costume that matched her lengthy, straight black hair for a darker set that mirrored her personal current flip into extra goth- and industrial-inflected sounds.
She instructed the group she’d been extraordinarily nervous to return, after the pandemic and loads of life occasions stored her from the stage.
“This is my first show back in two years!” she shouted as she egged on the group to leap throughout her tune, “Castle.” “I went out and had a whole ass baby. I dropped an album and a movie. I broke my foot.”
She confirmed no indicators of the harm as she stalked the stage by means of songs together with “Nightmare,“ “You Asked For This” and “I Am Not a Woman, I’m a God,” her lyrics projected in blood-red behind her with occasional bursts of flame going off.
There was solely fleeting point out from the stage of the sport behind the competition.
“I know it’s football time, but let’s go Lakers,” Halsey mentioned, trying to the workforce’s championship banners that hung overhead within the enviornment that till very just lately was referred to as Staples Center.
Halsey acknowledged that the workforce is having a tough yr.
“I was getting ready for the show tonight,” she mentioned, “and I thought, ‘something good has to happen in this building.’”
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