Stars React to Super Bowl Power Outage
By RAPHAEL CHESTANG
February 03, 2013
During the second half of the Super Bowl on Sunday, power was lost in half of the stadium, halting the game for 35 minutes and sending the twitterverse into frenzy. Here are some of the reactions from the stars:
Rosie O'Donnell: "If this were a movie - fireworks would go off - and the joker would show up - snarling at Gotham."
Elizabeth Banks: "Oh um. Did not see that coming. Yikes. The power of Beyonce. She blew it out. Literally."
Rob Lowe: "Are the Niners in charge of the lights?"
Joe Jonas: "WHATTTTTT!"
Aziz Ansari: "WHOA WHOA WHOA. Is this power outage a Fast 6 tie in?? IS THE ROCK ABOUT TO FLY A HELICOPTER THROUGH A TANK?!!"
Ryan Seacrest: "Anyone have a charger?"
Neil Patrick Harris: "All the lights are out!! It's pandemonium!! Thank god we have out Beyonce finger lights!"
Kirstie Alley: "Think Beyonce show used too many volts?"
At the time of the outage, the Baltimore Ravens led the San Francisco 49ers 28-6. NFL analyst and former Baltimore Ravens player Shannon Sharpe speculates that the outage may serve the 49ers "quite well," as it could change the momentum of the game to their favor.
The reason for the outage is still unknown.
Superdome spokesman Eric Eagan apologized for the incident, and a spokesperson for the NFL had this to say: "Stadium authorities are investigating the cause of the power outage. We will have more information as it becomes available."