Moments after Baltimore's Jacoby Jones opened the second half with a 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown that gave the Ravens a 28-6 lead early the third quarter, the scoreboard and half of the overheard lights in the Superdome went out.
Officials waved a stop to play, which abruptly short-circuited the most watched television event of the year.
The blackout shocked everyone at the game, as well as people and celebs watching the most anticipated game of the year from home. Mostly people questioned if Beyoncé should be blamed for the blackout!
Here are some of the funniest reactions to Super Bowl blackout!
This time, it's the rich people trapped in the Superdome.—Neal Pollack (@nealpollack) February 4, 2013
We have nothing to do with this— ILLUMINATI (@ILLUMlNATI) February 4, 2013
Just plug a generator into Beyonce's hips, problem solved.— Maureen O'Connor (@maureenoco) February 4, 2013
I hope someone wrote down the score...— matthew perry (@MatthewPerry) February 4, 2013
PowerSurge #BEYONCEatSuperBowl— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) February 4, 2013
WHOA WHOA WHOA. Is this power outage a Fast 6 tie in?? IS THE ROCK ABOUT TO FLY A HELICOPTER THROUGH A TANK?!!— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari) February 4, 2013
The force and power that is Beyonce just shut the Super Bowl down ha! Too funny!— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) February 4, 2013
damn lights still not on in new orleans superbowl obama doesnt care about black people— DANCESTADAMUS (@dances) February 4, 2013
The Harbaugh sister shut off the lights, screaming, "stop fighting! Can't you both just get along!?"— Jason Chen (@diskopo) February 4, 2013
In the cartoon Super Bowl they just keep playing during the blackout and all you see are eyes— Mo Rocca (@MoRocca) February 4, 2013
Superdome IT guy currently smuggling dinosaur DNA samples out of the stadium— Alex Pareene (@pareene) February 4, 2013
[/Birdman and Mannie Fresh sheepishly unplug their Christmas lights still up on February 3rd]— edsbs (@edsbs) February 4, 2013
Not that anybody asked, but every adult human radiates at about 100 Watts -- in the infrared.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) February 4, 2013
Ugh, stop trying to make Revolution happen, NBC! #SuperBowlBlackOut— damianholbrook (@TVGMDamian) February 4, 2013