Beyonce’s performance at Sunday night’s Super Bowl may have been lights out, but it definitely didn’t cut the lights out. Following B’s critically-acclaimed halftime show, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome experienced a power outage that halted game play for 34-minutes.
Some speculated that B’s show stopping performance was responsible, but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says that’s not the cast. “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,” Goodell said on Monday .
Beyonce’s halftime show was running on its own generator, said Goodell and Doug Thornton, a vice president of SMG, the company that manages the Superdome. “It was not on our power grid at all,” Thornton said.
So who is to blame for the outage? That’s still being investigated, but many are blaming the city of New Orleans.