The 30-year-old singer performed all of his biggest hits during halftime, including "Starboy," "I Can't Feel My Face," "I Feel It Coming, "Call Out My Name," Save Your Tears," "Blinding Lights" and more. He had no special guests, and prior to the performance, said that he spent $7 million of his own money to make the show up to his standards.
But social media couldn't get enough of the masks made out of bandages that the dancers wore.
"The significance of the entire head bandages is reflecting on the absurd culture of Hollywood celebrity and people manipulating themselves for superficial reasons to please and be validated," The Weeknd told Variety ahead of his big performance.
Meanwhile, a lot of fans pointed out that it's a challenging time to put on a halftime show.
"Everyone it’s a pandemic! Be kind," one Twitter user wrote. "Let’s see you plan & perform next halftime show. Keep going @theweeknd! I still love your music. Come over with the masked men anytime. #SuperBowl."
At a press conference ahead of the performance, The Weeknd noted, "I don't like to spoon-feed the audience. Hopefully they can pick up some of their own theories and conclusions of what the show is saying and the story I'm telling from the performance."