Despite an uncomfortable-looking pair of boots and plenty of opportunities for wardrobe malfunctions, Madonna's performance went off without a hitch - although it did seem that she'd followed Elton John's advice to 'lip-sync good,' and M.I.A. flipped the bird in a totally nonchalant way that will probably generate a lot of FCC complaints.
The stars were amused, anyway, as a host of famous folks offered their opinions on Twitter during and immediately following the performance.
Kim Kardashian: Madonna is EVERYTHING! She looks soooo good!
Fred Durst: Wow. Great game. Madonna just took love performance to the NEXT level!!
Diddy: Madonna had the best Half-time performance of all time !! Everyone on that stage killed it! @nickiminaj @MIAuniverse @CeeLo
Neil Patrick Harris: I really dug the halftime show. Not sure how it looked on TV, but all the production and projections combined with Madonna rocking? Loved.
Giuliana Rancic: Thinking Madonna's boots were Givenchy. Trying to find out for sure. I need those!!! They were sick!!!
Kelly Ripa: We need to watch it again in slow mo. RT @ABTVHD: Totes! “@KellyRipa: Thank you MADONNA! #MDNA”
Sherri Shepherd: I think #Madonna is one of the few artists who thru the years has consistently been able to reinvent & keep herself relevant. Go 53 yr old
John Leguizamo: #madonna was cougarific
Snoop Dogg: Madonna killen the superbowl her show is soo fresh. Wowoowowowowowoowowowowowow!
Nash Overstreet: Whatever anyone says. That halftime was dope. Madonna has never been a "singer", but always a performer. That SHOW was crazy.
Sharon Osbourne: Madonna is back! She's the queen. Just sensational!
Paris Hilton: That was one of the best half time shows I've ever seen! Madonna was incredible!
Bethenny Frankel: Holy madonna balls. That was epic
Kelly Osbourne: Nothing I have watching musically has made my heart pump with so much joy then Madonna's performance #thesuperbowl f**king amazing!
Rainn Wilson: I wonder how much Madonna can bench?
Garry Shandling: Is this Madonna? Help me.