During Super Bowl XLVII, Beyoncé killed it at the Pepsi halftime show with her electric performance, and many people thought she caused the 30 minute black out. But new evidence says that is not so!
Beyoncé knocked it out of the ball park with her amazing performance at the Super Bowl XLVII Pepsi halftime show on Feb. 3, and yes, I am aware that that is a baseball metaphor! After her electrifying performance, where she was joined by Destiny’s Child, the New Orleans Superdome was plunged into darkness for 34 minutes from a power outage. Twitter was full of comments suggesting that Beyoncé’s show was so hot that she blew the power, but new evidence has proven that that is not the case.
Beyoncé’s Performance Didn’t Cause Power Shortage
“Lights out!!! Any questions??” Bey’s husband Jay-Z tweeted when half of the stadium went dark. Many people were quick to point out that Beyoncé’s extravagant show could have caused the shortage, but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and some local officials have spoken out to say it was not Queen B’s fault.
In fact, officials were warned that this could have happened months ago.
The Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District tested the Superdome electrical feeders, and they were shown to have “some decay and a chance of failure.” They released a statement providing this information on Oct. 15, reports the New York Post.
Entergy New Orleans, the energy supplier to the Superdome, “had concerns regarding the reliability of the Dome service from Entergy’s connection point to the Dome,” the statement says.
Furthermore, and most importantly, Beyoncé’s show was powered by generators and not the house system.
So there we have it, Beyoncé did not cause the power cut. Metaphorically however, she blew the stadium down!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Did you love Beyoncé’s performance?
— Eleanore Hutch
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