Millions of people will tune in to watch Coldplay rock the stage during the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday (Feb. 7). Naturally, this has done a number on the nerves of the band’s frontman, Chris Martin. Speaking with CBS Sunday Morning, the British singer revealed that he shared his worries with his 11-year-old daughter, Apple, who told him not to worry. “She said, ‘Dad, the worst that could happen is you’ll get turned into a meme. And after a month or so people will just forget!'”
— Coldplay (@coldplay) December 4, 2015
Plus, becoming a meme is now a rite of passage for Super Bowl performers. Just ask Coldplay's special guest Beyoncé, who became a viral sensation in 2013 thanks to her dramatic facial expressions and enthusiastic dancing.
At last year's show, Katy Perry made a splash thanks to her shark suit-clad backup dancer, a.k.a Left Shark, who went rogue during a performance of the song "Teenage Dream." Halftime show director Hamish Hamilton recently reflected on Left Shark, telling Entertainment Weekly, "I don’t think anybody on the team had any idea that Left Shark was going to become such a cultural phenomenon."
Since Coldplay is known to deliver creatively wild and wacky performances (their appearance at the American Music Awards featured a team of people dressed in monkey suits), chances are there might be a meme moment in their future.
The show, which the band dubbed "the greatest moment" in their career, will also feature a guest appearance by Bruno Mars.