Left Shark Tweets & Memes That Prove He's Still The Reigning Viral Super Bowl Moment
Coldplay and Beyoncé gave a pretty stellar Super Bowl Halftime performance on Sunday night during Super Bowl 50, but Beyoncé stole the show when she announced the Formation World Tour, which will start in May. The Queen released "Formation," the first single of her new album, on Saturday, and fans collectively lost it. Still, even with the epic tour reveal, Beyoncé didn't win the halftime show. Left Shark started trending on Twitter again, and Left Shark tweets and memes during Super Bowl 50 prove that he is still the real winner of the Super Bowl.
Katy Perry's Super Bowl XLIV performance last year was big not only because it's Katy Perry and she does everything big. But it was especially memorable because she had two dancers in shark outfits who danced behind her the whole time. But, the shark on the left, who people have come to know as Left Shark, truly stole the show because at one point he "seemed to have gone rogue," as Billboard put it. Left Shark improvised his own dance moves to "Teenage Dream," and they were hilariously awkward. Left Shark went viral again on Sunday, and it seems to have all started with people on Twitter joking that Chris Martin from Coldplay was the awkward Left-Shark equivalent at this year's Super Bowl.
It all started when a number of Twitter users tweeted about Left Shark and Coldplay.
Chris Martin was the Left Shark of this year's halftime show pic.twitter.com/MWV9B0VkcK— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) February 8, 2016
Coldplay is definitely this year's left shark pic.twitter.com/EDSHJmOawf— Dan Doelling (@daniel_doelling) February 8, 2016
Left Shark 2015 > Coldplay 2016— DfieldMark (@DfieldMark) February 8, 2016
And other users realized that Left Shark was missing from Pepsi's "Best of" Super Bowl montage.
So wrong that Left Shark was not included in the montage. #FlagrantOmission— Rachel Dratch (@TheRealDratch) February 8, 2016
But fans just weren't ready to let go of Left Shark.
I miss left shark. WHAT IF BEYONCE COMES OUT DRESSED AS LEFT SHARK?— Ashly Perez (@itsashlyperez) February 8, 2016
Bring back left shark pic.twitter.com/HRxg4qWvOR— Faux Peyton Manning (@FeuxPManning) February 8, 2016
And a mysteriously Twitter account called Left Shark said that he had to make an appearance at this year's Super Bowl to show off his new dance moves.
Somebody had to see me and my new dance moves pic.twitter.com/IFcrxVgsUS— Left Shark (@leftshark) February 8, 2016
Some Twitter users said that this year's Super Bowl was a serious let down as far as good meme material went. Especially since the craziest thing that happened — Mountain Dew's Puppymonkeybaby — was also frightening.
Last year we got Left Shark— Lain (@7th_Protocol) February 8, 2016
This year we got a genetics experiment gone wrong as our meme.
YOU ASKED FOR THIS pic.twitter.com/vNaUVoSN1s
Left Shark was seriously missed throughout Super Bowl 50. Maybe he'll actually make a reappearance next year?