Bloom’s Guide to the Best of the Internet – The Left Shark


Lauren Bloom, News Editor

Let’s think back to the Superbowl halftime show. What did you think of Beyonce, Coldplay, and Bruno Mars? If you don’t enjoy racial commentary and ensuing police backlashes, maybe we need to go back further for some real standout moments.

We all remember Katy Perry’s halftime show where she rode in on a lion looking like Chazz Michael Michaels from Blades of Glory. In reality, we all know the real star of the show: her backup dancer, famously known as the left shark.

Perry’s backup dancer Bryan Gaw was the person behind the shark costume. He became the face of many meme, which have even spawned some tattoos of the shark.

Some of the memes include the left shark posing as Rose from the movie Titanic  standing behind Leonardo DiCaprio (Jack) like in the famous movie scene. According to, Katy Perry had the most watched halftime show in Superbowl history with 118 million viewers. Did this year’s match up?

Well, that’s it for now, but see you next time with another installment of Bloom’s Guide to the Best of the Internet. Who knows what’ll be next.