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?!!