The Super Bowl itself ended up being pretty lights out in a different sense, but the highlight on social media was undoubtedly the 34-minute Superdome blackout.
You know what they say: When the lights go out in New Orleans, the party really starts ... to the tune of 231,500 time-killing tweets per minute in this case.
Here are some of the funniest and most timely ones, from celebs and regular folk, when half the stadium went dark inexplicably early in the third quarter:
Neil Patrick Harris
All the lights are out!! It’s pandemonium!! Thank god we have our Beyonce finger lights!
WHOA WHOA WHOA. Is this power outage a Fast 6 tie in?? IS THE ROCK ABOUT TO FLY A HELICOPTER THROUGH A TANK?!!
Breaking: The Puppies from the Puppy Bowl pissed in the electrical outlets. #SuperBowl
Dan Marino really hoping no one starts asking personal questions to fill time.
This power outage is the worst thing to ever happen in the Superdome.
Somewhere at MIT there's a comp sci major from San Francisco laughing really hard right now.
FEMA trailers are on the way.
FEMA says it will have lights back on by Tuesday
The power never went out on the Puppy Bowl. #JustSaying
Manti Te'o says his new girlfriend is an electrician and should have this fixed soon.
What difference, at this point, does it make?
IF YOU LIKED IT YOU SHOULD'VE PUT A BACKUP GENERATOR ON IT
BREAKING: During the Twitter, Superbowl goes down
This might be a good time think about alternative programming. #SuperBowlBlackOut #WeHaveDownton
It's fine, Joe Flacco is gonna shine a flashlight under his chin and tell scary stories to the offensive line. #Poweroutage #SuperBowl
Never use the toaster and the microwave at the same time during the Superbowl. #LightsOut
Is BANE coming out on the field now?!?!!?!?!?!?!
It was Clint Eastwood letting us know it's still halftime in America.
this is a perfect example of why the clapper is not a good idea for stadium lighting
Where is AJ McCarron's girlfriend when you need to fill some video time? #lightsout #SuperBowl
Hopefully someone is comforting the terrified cheerleaders. I volunteer. #lightsout #SuperBowl
Kanye West performance art for "All of the Lights"
We can't get your #blackout, but we can get your stains out. #SuperBowl #TidePower
Don't worry. Next year, at #metlifestadium, the lights will stay on! #SBxlviii
The Dark Lord
The Stadium just went into a #blackout. Clearly the dementors showed up a little late to watch Beyonce.
Poe’s Raven(s) at SB47: Deep into darkness peering, 49ers stood there fearing Jones - another Six - encore; Quoth they - please, Nevermore!
Major League Baseball
We thought we'd take this brief pause to remind you pitchers and catchers report in 8 days.
Power out? No problem.
Super Bowl Lights
My bad guys.
Super Bowl Lights
Only Beyonce can turn me on!