Despite early pre-show criticisms, Lady Gaga pulled out all the stops tonight and proved the naysayers wrong. Her 13-minute halftime show performance at Super Bowl LI was packed with her most well-known hits, such as "Poker Face," "Just Dance" and "Bad Romance," and a message of unity. Before jumping from the arena edge, she quoted The Pledge of Allegiance; in her own subtle way, the moment became a bid to come together as a nation. She also performed her LGBT-charged anthem "Born This Way," as well as snippets of "Telephone" and "Edge of Glory." The show was certainly high-fashion (featuring too-many-to-count costume changes), high-rock earworms and a moment Little Monsters will remember for a lifetime.
It's not surprising, then, that Gaga's routine elicited a firestorm of reactions online. Check out a roundup of the best ones below.
SHE'S COMING Y'LL pic.twitter.com/R4onK7WUHu— Paula | Lady Gaga (@Paula_PawsUp) February 6, 2017
RT Dory: Lady Gaga tonight pic.twitter.com/Ua9CBGOOxt— Nemo (@NemoTbh_) February 6, 2017
LADY GAGA FROM THE TOP OF THE CAGE 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/ciJ7UzZ2Ba— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) February 6, 2017
I can't believe there is a football game happening at this Lady Gaga concert!!!— Jami Jurich (@JamiJurich) February 6, 2017
BREAKING: Cleveland Browns reportedly showing 'strong interest' with Lady Gaga after seeing her catch a pass during her halftime show pic.twitter.com/wDeqTZbj34— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) February 6, 2017
Lady Gaga trying to out do spongebob 😂 pic.twitter.com/tGJpsKGUXe— Fill Werrell (@FillWerrell) February 6, 2017
from the way she started on the roof of the stadium to the piano part with all the lights, @ladygaga, you will never be replaced.— Lady Gaga (@LadyGagaHooker) February 6, 2017
To all the one's who doubted Lady Gaga, shame on you. She KILLED that halftime show WITHOUT talking about politics....... #PepsiHalftime— Danté D'Angelo (@etnaD_olegnaD) February 6, 2017
. @ladygaga just performed possibly the greatest halftime show EVER. No guests, no political agenda. stellar costumes & choreography.💯🔥— Josh Abbott (@joshabbottband) February 6, 2017
.@ladygaga Lady...the most super thing about the Super Bowl was you....just amazing!— Tony Bennett (@itstonybennett) February 6, 2017