We knew we’re in for a treat as soon as The Weeknd was announced as the headliner of this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. His performance was everything we expected and it gave us a couple of epic and meme-worthy moments.
Even when the big game is more eventful than this year’s, musical performances tend to steal the show at the Super Bowl, and that happened once again. The Weeknd’s performance was somewhat unconventional because he didn’t rely on flashy spectacle and supporting acts, but it had something in common with other halftime shows of the past—the avalanche of memes it inspired.
The majority of viral memes were inspired by close-up shots of The Weeknd’s dazed and confused look while he was singing “Can’t Feel My Face”. The Canadian star can be seen looking bewildered as he stumbles through a brightly lit corridor in a red sequined jacket.
Many of the viewers found the chaotic moment extremely relatable and quickly turned it into a meme. The confused look on The Weeknd’s face perfectly captured the way we all felt when we lost a sense of direction, and it gave us countless hilarious memes to laugh at on Super Bowl Sunday.