What’s more, she filled the television screen, a human pneumatic drill of intensity, constantly bouncing and whirring. This is part of what set her apart from some past performers, whose songs were big enough, but whose attitude and presentation weren’t. At the beginning of “Crazy in Love,” she dropped to one knee, then sprawled on her back, continuing her choreography for the cameras in the sky. [New York Times]

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THE PERFORMANCE was spectacular and visually stunning. No, she didn’t really blow out the lights, but the show could have because it had so much voltage.

The lights did go out in New Orleans, which was hailed last week as leading in energy efficiency, which added some drama to an already great sports storyline.

The blackout is certain to add to the legend of the Superdome. Some New Orleans residents believe the building is cursed because it was built near the old Girod Street Cemetery, which had fallen into disrepair. Some Saints fans believe this is why their team was unsuccessful for so long. [New York Times]

Beyoncé packed the stage with powerful females who could dance, sing, play instruments and sling more attitude than any chorus of male dancers.

This ought to wake you up.

Oh, and in case you didn’t catch it, that’s a Destiny’s Child reunion you saw at the end. It was even better when I saw them live so many years ago at Camp Pendleton.