The Weeknd put an end to weeks of drama surrounding his Super Bowl halftime show tonight by delivering a flawless performance. Long story short, The Grammys snubbed Abel Tesfaye’s excellent 2020 record After Hours — with absolutely zero nominations —and rumors began to circulate that it was due to negotiations for a performance that might’ve conflicted with his halftime show. After some angry back and forth, the drama died down and Tesfaye seemed more determined than ever to deliver a pitch-perfect set today.
He did that and more, drawing in a lot of older hits from his expansive discography, including an interlude of the titular track off his debut mixtape, House Of Balloons, and other fan favorites like “I Feel It Coming” (who features Daft Punk on the album, sadly they weren’t able to show tonight) and “Starboy,” the song that catapulted him into global stardom.
What makes fans the happies these days though, is a good meme, and Abel also offered everyone the chance to go crazy on Twitter with a dizzying, mirrored hallway mid-set. Well, it was no time at all before Twitter was making up their own storylines to accompany this all-too-relatable visual. Check out some of the best and most creative below and catch his full performance above if you missed it earlier.
me trying to follow the hostess to my table at the Cheesecake Factory pic.twitter.com/mhB6LKCIiF
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) February 8, 2021
what my pizza rolls see from inside the microwave pic.twitter.com/GavZzw7cQR
— Ryan Schocket (@RyanSchocket) February 8, 2021
When everyone is tweeting a version of a meme and you try to figure out what the reference is pic.twitter.com/7XxqiyDSnk
— R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) February 8, 2021
Frozone looking for his super suit pic.twitter.com/12PnKGLjeH
— Frank Costa (@feistyfrank) February 8, 2021
Navigating the Amazon Prime Video UI pic.twitter.com/p2VV9s1QZR
— Matt Patches (@misterpatches) February 8, 2021
When your parents try to talk to you on FaceTime pic.twitter.com/gXMpjOKe6L
— Matt Harmon (@MattHarmon_BYB) February 8, 2021
Me looking for toilet paper at Costco last March.
— Maximiliano Bretos (@MaxBretosSports) February 8, 2021
When you get lost in a store as a kid pic.twitter.com/T88dvXxSlz
— Puneet Singh (@puneetsingh) February 8, 2021
how i'll be 1:37 a.m. first time back at a bar after getting the vaccine pic.twitter.com/WIUgZ9sGw2
— tim cato (@tim_cato) February 8, 2021
NBA trying to find someone that wants to play in the All-Star game
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) February 8, 2021