Twitter Hilariously Celebrates The 20-Year Anniversary Of Creed’s Majestic Thanksgiving Halftime Show In Dallas


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  • Novemer 22 is the 20-year anniversary of Creed’s halftime show during the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game.
  • The performance has remained relevant for all these years due to its memeability.
  • Twitter predictably celebrated the occasion by reposting the clip with their own commentary.

Look, I’m just going to say it: I like Creed. I remember my Dad listening to them to the late 90s and I remember getting absolutely AMPED at pregames while listening to Higher with the boys. One Last Breath and My Sacrifice and With Arms Wide Open all slap. But even still, there’s no denying that Creed exists in a Nickelbackian realm where they’ve essentially become more of a meme than an actual band. And arguably the defining cause of that — other than things like the readers of Rolling Stone ranking the band the worst artist of the 1990s — is the now ironically iconic halftime show they put on during the Dallas Cowboys’ 2001 Thanksgiving Day game.

November 22, 2001 — that was the day that Creed took the stage at Texas Stadium and changed halftime shows forever and it’s now, somehow, been 20 years since then. In celebration of the momentous occasion, football and Creed fans alike hopped onto Twitter to pay their respects to the legendary 3-song medley, which is perhaps most famous for its Cirque du Soleil-esque stunt team who flew around the air using king-sized bedsheets.


And to think, this was just a few years before Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson would come to redefine what a halftime show is again. The late 90s and early 2000s, man — what a time to be alive. Gen Z may have Uber and Olivia Rodrigo, but they’ll never have Creed.

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