Nsync members Lance Bass, Justin Timberlake, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick and JC Chasez perform during the halftime show Super Bowl XXXV. (Photo: WireImage)
With less than two weeks to go before the Super Bowl, it’s always fun to remember an unforgettable half-time show – and Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of what is probably the most famous show of all.
January 28, 2001 Aerosmith and NSync titled Super Bowl XXXV. The show, aptly titled “The Kings of Rock and Pop,” also featured surprising performances by Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Nelly, Tremors and The Earthquake Horns.
This spectacle really had everything. Peek 2000 fashion (Spears performed with a tube sock on her arm), nostalgic relationships (that was when the singer “Oops! … I did it again” and Timberlake) and some serious hits (“Bye Bye Bye,” “I’ll be me, ”“ “Go this way” and others). Joey Fatone from Nsync still thinks it’s “really great” to this day – without their clothes.
“It was one of those wonderful moments.” You have a rock royal reward and then us schleppy pop Nsync, “he recalls this week on Yahoo Entertainment. “It was amazing. It was one of those surreal moments that goes down in history, which is really great. It’s one of those things in my life that I can say people will see for years and years.”
Britney Spears, Aerosmith, NSync and Nelly. (Photo: KMazur / WireImage)
According to Fatone, who promoted its partnership with Heluva Good !, the reason was “it was so iconic” that MTV was involved.
“I think it was the first time MTV produced a half-time show,” he explains. “They really wanted to bring together an eclectic group of people, artists who are at the forefront of the game.” You had the old with the new. It was just a great combination. Somehow it worked. “
Fatone says of the directions back and forth with Aerosmith: “It wasn’t a show of all Nsyns. It wasn’t us singing all our songs, and it wasn’t Aerosmith who sang all their songs. It was such a celebration – and that’s what the Super Bowl – of unity. It’s a celebration of sports art and a celebration of artists, because half-life is now an important part of the Super Bowl. “
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The Super Bowl Half Show is also a fashion celebration.
Fatone admitted that he had seen their performances “in the last year” and laughed at what everyone was wearing.
“I was wearing a long denim jacket with, I think, an American flag on some sweater?” It was definitely interesting, “he laughed. “It was weird. It was weird clothes. We all had weird clothes! It’s what it is. What are you going to do? It was definitely weird.”
Joey Fatone of NSync performs during Super Bowl XXXV in Tampa, Florida. (Photo: WireImage)
Twenty years later, Fatone hopes to return to Tampa, Florida for the Super Bowl LV, this time as a guest. But if he is unable to go, he has a backup plan.
“If it all fails, I’ll still have a party at my house.” I have a basic Heluva well! dips – French onion and Nacho Queso Supreme – drinks and chips, “he shares. “I love the Super Bowl weekend because it’s a party and I love parties – and I love it.”
Fatone plans to practically celebrate with a good friend, Boyz II Men member Shawn Stockman. They want to help the best buds have fun socially remotely with Heluva Good! Virtual Snacking Buddy – a moving snacking robot with an iPad. Fans can enter and win one here.