Lady Gaga tore the roof off of NRG Stadium in Houston on Sunday with one of the greatest Super Bowl halftime shows in history and delivered not the barnstorming anti-Donald Trump protest some feared, but a subtle message of inclusion and unity.
From the outset, Gaga served notice this was no ordinary halftime show — she began her performance from the lip of the stadium roof, an army of 300 drones forming a twinkling American flag in the sky.
Then she took flight (literally) at the end of the pre-recorded sequence.
The singer, clad in a sparkling silver bodysuit and knee high boots, then appeared to leap from the edge the retractable roof onto the stage with the help of some sturdy wires — and the performance was nonstop from there.
And although she didn’t mention President Trump once, her performance was praised as ‘incredible’ by Ivanka Trump.