Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD
I don't remember the year but the super Bowl was held here in Tampa Florida, and because of the hoopla and the big performance, both Whitney Houston and the Florida Orchestra played, lip-synced to prerecorded National Anthem. so Beyonce was not the first.
It's become NORMAL for these events, where you have NO time to setup and NO time to make sure everything is working. The show must go ON.
Sad how it's become but it's true. The only item live, typically, in these settings, is the main performer's mic. And that's if he/she wants to even sing or not.