TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01: Musician Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at the Bridgestone halftime show during Super Bowl XLIII between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Raymond James Stadium has hosted its share of Super Bowls. And the Bucs are the only team to ever get a Super Bowl win on home turf. For music fans, we’ve seen a little bit of everything at halftime. You might not even know that Tampa had the very first Super Bowl halftime performance… at least as we know them know. Up until the 1980s, the halftime performance was usually just filled with marching bands.

  • New Kids on the Block

    NKOTB were the first Super Bowl halftime act.  Until the 90s, halftime performances were usually just marching bands.  They weren’t the spectacle they are now.

  • Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Mary J Blige and NSync

    This was a party. MTV was still playing music videos back then and they put this halftime show together… on and it rocked.

  • Bruce Springsteen

    This was a year after the infamous Justin Timberlake/Janet Jackson incident so they went with a safer bet… and Bruce brought it.

  • Disney

    In the 80s and early 90s, they weren’t doing big name headliner acts yet.

  • The Weeknd

    The Weeknd brought a visually stunning set.

  • 1984

    Maybe some things in the 80s weren’t better.

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