The Weeknd's Super Bowl Red Jacket STOLE the Show

The Weeknd’s Super Bowl Red Jacket STOLE the Show

Pop music star The Weeknd wore an uplifting Red Jacket and performed his biggest hits and spent $7 million of his own money to make the show.

The Weeknd avoided the risque choreography that often surrounds their performances and made a familiar appearance on Sunday for audiences who witnessed the Super Bowl LV halftime show.

On the field of Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, the pop star was very respectful of the millions of people who tuned in to the event on television and the 22,000 spectators who were in the bleachers of the building.

During the Pepsi-sponsored show, the Canadian-born singer used different parts of the field to perform his biggest hits.

The Weeknd said in a pre-Super Bowl conference that he spent $7 million from his own purse to put together the halftime show.

“Due to the pandemic, and for the safety of the players and workers, we built several stages inside the stadium. I spent my own money to have the show I always dreamed of, ”he said.

Sunday’s show was a majestic multi-colored mosaic of lights, spectacular sets and massive choreographies where dozens of live musicians accompanied The Weeknd in his solid performances, all while wearing a shiny red jacket.

Travis M. Andrews
Travis M. Andrews is a features writer for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2016 as a reporter for Morning Mix. He was previously a travel and culture editor for Southern Living magazine, a contributing pop culture reporter for Mashable and the Week, and a contributing editor for the Syfy blog Dvice. He also has freelanced for magazines, including Esquire, GQ and Time. He is the author of the coming book "Because He's Jeff Goldblum," a semi-rumination and semi-ridiculous look at the career of the enigmatic actor and an exploration of the shifting nature of fame in the 21st century, to be published in November by Plume.