If you were dazzled by Beyonce‘s performance at the Super Bowl halftime show (and really, who among us wasn’t?), please take note that perfection doesn’t come easy: In an interview after the show, the fearsome superstar told Extra that she had been rehearsing for that one, ten-minute-long performance for five months. Five months! That’s more than half a full term for, say, a well-compensated surrogate secretly carrying the unborn child of a celebrity power couple, to give the example of a perfectly random timeline not connected to Beyonce at all.
Admittedly, all that practice paid off for Bey, whose performance was spectacularly well-received, and Beyonce herself wasn’t oblivious to the fact that it was more or less the best thing anyone had ever seen: “It was a magnificent night for me and the girls,” she said. (“The girls,” of course, refers not to Destiny’s Child but rather, to her wig collection.) Watch up top.