AceShowbiz - Imagine Dragons was only doing their best when they took the stage at the halftime show for College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Monday night, January 7. However, fans of the sport were exactly thrilled to see the band because they got tired of listening to the band's ESPN college football theme song.
Sport fans got even more frustrated as they thought that Imagine Dragons' performance was not that great, with some thinking that the Grammy-winning group isn't fitted for live performances because the band is notorious for sounding a bit off-key during set. Making things worse, their performance took place on Treasure Island instead of Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, leaving people confused.
One attendee posted on Twitter a picture of him at the stadium, not looking so pleased. "Watching Imagine Dragons at #LevisStadium... on the scoreboard because the actual show is 50 miles away on Treasure Island," he wrote in the caption.
Watching Imagine Dragons at #LevisStadium... on the scoreboard because the actual show is 50 miles away on Treasure Island. #NationalChampionship #CFBChampionship #CFBPlayoff pic.twitter.com/g51mAXe8mE— Ramin Rezvani (@ramizvani) 8 Januari 2019
There were also people who were harsh with their criticism, calling the four-piece band "trash" and "amateur" among others. "I wonder how much Imagine Dragons is getting paid for this CFP halftime performance... #amateurs," one Twitter user tweeted, to which one replied, "Not even close to what a 1st round bust makes I'm assuming." One other stated, "Imagine dragons sounds like trash change my mind."
Not even close to what a 1st round bust makes I’m assuming— Chris Joss (@SuperBrowns2019) 8 Januari 2019
Imagine dragons sounds like trash change my mind— Colby Mahieu (@ColbyMahieu71) 8 Januari 2019
Some others wrote similar comments such as, "who the hell hired Imagine Dragons," "Who decided imagine dragons was a good idea...?" and "Somebody put this halftime show out of misery." There were some who used a picture of Sandra Bullock rocking blindfold in "Bird Box" to express how they felt about the halftime show.
When Imagine Dragons come on pic.twitter.com/71PTZkliLy— Tyler R. Tynes (@TylerRickyTynes) 8 Januari 2019
While Imagine Dragons has yet to respond to the backlash, they released a remix of their hit "Believer", enlisting Lil Wayne, who also headlined the halftime show.