I have always liked Prince's music. His influences in music are so varied, including what you have all said with Little Richard.
I thought the halftime show was very good. The song selections were very good and I liked the marching band stuff. Starting off with "Lets Go Crazy" was cool. "Purple Rain" was great with the rain coming down.
When I was watching it, I didn't think Prince was playing the guitar. Did anyone else think that? Nobody was talking about it and I mentioned it to my mom tonight and she thought the same thing. They didn't show the band too much and I was looking to see if there was guitar player playing instead of Prince. I think some of it was "canned"., well not maybe canned, but someone else "in the wings" playing guitar.
Not to put Prince down at all... I thought it was a good show, and he is a very good guitar player, but I don't think he was playing last night.