February 05, 2013 03:30 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
We all knew Beyonce had some killer dance moves, but blacking out an entire football stadium? Now that’s impressive! Except, unfortunatley, the former American Idol guest star cannot add the blackout to her list of accomplishments…because the NFL says she was not the cause of the Super Bowl blackout. Darn.
Shortly after Beyonce’s amazing Super Bowl halftime show (in which the diva reunited with her Destiny’s Child ladies), the world received a big surprise: a half hour blackout of the Superdome. Annoying, yes, but major catastrophe? Not exactly. In fact, many viewers found the mishap amusing, including Beyonce’s hubby Jay-Z. In fact, shortly after the lights went out, Jay-Z tweeted, “Lights out!!! Any questions??””
While Jay-Z was certainly not alone in joking about the blackout being a result of Beyonce’s show, a few Super Bowl viewers actually believed that the singer was to blame. After all, her performance did include plenty of special effects, all of which surely required plenty of power. In the aftermath of the blackout, some have theorized that the show simply overpowered the Superdome’s capabilities.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell put an end to all the Beyonce conspiracy theories early today with the release of the following statement: “There’s no indication at all that this was caused by the halftime show. Absolutely not. I know that’s been out there that this halftime show had something to do with it. That is not the case.”
Doug Thornton, vice president of the company responsible for managing the Superdome, explained that Beyonce’s show could not conceivably have caused the blackout, for it came equipped with its own generator. “It was not on our power grid at all.”
So there you have it — Beyonce’s off the hook! How did you like her halftime show? Share your reaction in the comments section below!
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