LOS ANGELES – Miley Cyrus has only lived about half of the Super Bowls ever played, but her footing list the night before the 56th spans the entire history of the big game and then several.
Cyrus mixes songs from the 60s, 80s, and 90s with herself at the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Festival on Saturday night.
The 29-year-old co-presented Green Day on the third and final night of the festival at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, about 10 miles from SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, where the LA Rams play, about 10 miles away ( 16 km). Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
The annual festival, which also features Halsey, Machine Gun Kelly, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton and Mickey Guyton, prides itself on bringing together artists from a wide range of genres, but Cyrus has done it herself, mixing mix of country and pop rock, dance pop and alternative rock.
She has been singing Nancy Sinatra’s “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” since 1966 – the year before the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the first Super Bowl at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – as an intro. for her own in 2007 “See you later.”
“I hope this performance represents that you never have to choose who you want to be. You can be everything,” Cyrus said as she donned a cowboy hat and scissors. an oversized sports jacket over the futuristic Gucci tracksuit she wore. stage wear. “You can look weird, like you’re wearing 3033 workout clothes and a cowboy hat. That’s just how I feel tonight.”
She opened the show with the 2013 hit “We Can’t Stop” and paired it with the Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind” from 1988, the year Washington beat Denver in the Super Bowl in San Diego.
She performed the same trick in her first encore, mixing her “Wrecking Ball” with Prince’s hit “Nothing Compares 2 U” from 1990, the year Joe Montana and the San Francisco 49ers hit beat the Denver Broncos by John Elway.
She wowed crowds with Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” from 1989 – the last year the Bengal team entered the big game – turning her backup singers into a small gospel choir.
She also mingled with the music of Stevie Nicks and her godmother Dolly Parton, and closed the night with a fitting “Party in America” for the Super-Bowl-weekend. Cyrus possesses her own past along with those of her musical forebears.
The members of Green Day focus on their hits during the 1990s and early 2000s. They open with an amusing excerpt from 2004’s “American Idiot.”
“Los Angeles!” lead singer and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, who turns 50 on Thursday, screams throughout the song. “Super Bowl!” he then yelled, in the only real mention the game got of the night.
They took on a 1966 vibe with a cover of “I Fought The Law,” the most famous version of which was released that year by Bobby Fuller Four.
The 20,000-seat Crypto.com arena was nearly full for all three nights. Fans must present proof of vaccination in order to enter. Most of them took off their masks when entering the main hall.
The night was the end of a week of pre-Super Bowl entertainment as the LA area hosted the game for the first time in nearly 30 years, featuring a shiny new stadium and beloved hometown team.
Drake is playing on a town in West Hollywood on the second night of a party called “Homecoming Weekend.” Justin Bieber sang and danced on the first night. And John Mayer and Shaquille O’Neal both have their own events at the beginning of the week.