Review: The Weeknd is solid

The Weeknd turned in a bizarre, but mostly enjoyable, high-concept mini-concert during the Super Bowl LV Halftime Show on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

Appearing first before our eyes as the driver in a two-seater sports car, parked in front of a Vegas-like backdrop, the 30-year-old Toronto talent — born Abel Tesfaye — then stepped out of the car and took a seat at the edge of the stage. The camera pans back and we realize the edge of the stage was actually the top of the stage — and that there was a legion of performers below who appeared to be wearing masks borrowed from some “Star Wars” knockoff. There was a definite church-motif going on as well, with these Boba Fett wannabees forming a type of a choir.

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