Caught the first half of your program today. You apparently disapproved of the halftime show, and talked about it quite a bit, but gave no specific reasons as to why.
One caller did, however, openly calling the performance “Disgusting”. What did he mean? What is disgusting
about a beautiful woman with a lovely voice, who showed no more skin than you’d see at a women’s Olympic swimming competition, doing dance moves no more suggestive than Elvis Presley did 50 years ago and whose songs didn’t even rise to the level of bad taste let alone genuine offensiveness? Does this caller think the only appropriate female attire is a burqa, and the only acceptable female creative outlet singing church hymns?
Indeed, if her performance could be faulted for anything it’s that the material itself was pretty banal. Most of her songs sounded pretty much the same, and none of them rose to the point of being distinctive or memorable. The songwriting skills displayed don’t exactly rival the Beatles or the Rolling Stones, or, for that matter, even the Sex Pistols.
Also, Beyonce herself seems to be a pretty good role model. She waited until she was married to have her first child, is still married to her first husband and, I’ll wager, is faithful within that marriage. And she has the sort of smile that only genuinely good people possess, bad people or cynical people just can’t fake that kind of smile.
And one more point is that she, and pretty much all major female music stars, are expected to not only sing well, but be excellent dancers as well. That means they have to stay in shape and not let themselves get fat and flabby. Like them or not, these girls really do have to be multitalented and they work
HARD. I myself am not a particularly big fan of this style of music (I much prefer hard rock) but I can still respect the level of talent, drive, and discipline it takes to succeed at this level.