Beyonce movie shines a light on Phoenix concert. But not in a good way

Scenes from State Farm Stadium are featured in the new Beyoncé documentary, "Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé."

And anyone who saw that concert in Glendale, Arizona, can probably guess what made it to the tour film: The sound issues that caused the Queen to stop the show and run off stage.

As Beyoncé was getting into her performance of “Alien Superstar,” you couldn't hear a single word coming out of her mouth.

Suffice to say, that's not the kind of mic drop we've come to expect at a Beyoncé show.

For a few seconds, Beyoncé and her dancers continued with their performance as the audience watched in confusion. When she finally realized what was going on, she left the stage.

A few minutes later, a member of the crew announced that they were experiencing technical difficulties.

It took about 10 minutes to get things sorted out.

Later in the show, Beyoncé joked, "You know, there are certain nights when the crowd is so loud and has so much charge it makes the power go out."

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