You saw it, 90 seconds into the second half , lasting nearly 34 minutes, BLACKOUT or “BOOTY-Gate”.
At a worldwide event as the Super Bowl 47, the San Francisco 49ers vs the Baltimore Ravens, the power went out and as fast it did, came the conspiracy theories. According to Twitter the power outage had the fourth-most Tweets per minute at 231,500.
“Shortly after the beginning of the second half of the Super Bowl in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, a piece of equipment that is designed to monitor electrical load sensed an abnormality in the system,” Entergy and SMG, the Superdome management company, said in a statement (via Nola.com). “Once the issue was detected, the sensing equipment operated as designed and opened a breaker, causing power to be partially cut to the Superdome in order to isolate the issue.”
“Entergy and SMG will continue to investigate the root cause of the abnormality.”
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith had a different theory. “Beyonce must have had a hell of a show,” he joked.
Or was it ? Rumor has it that during rehersal the power went out twice, leading many to believe that the cause of the blackout was the beyonce’s halftime show ?
Jay-z added more light in the conspiracy by tweeting , “Lights out!!! Any questions??”
Any questions ? Can mean plenty of things, BOOTY-Gate or not ?