Beyonce, Baltimore and a blackout: Super Bowl XLVII lived up to the hype, with a second-half surge by the 49ers leaving the result up in the air until the very last second and Beyonce silencing post-inaugural lip sync critics during the halftime show. Toss in a sudden loss of power that delayed the game, and you’re left with a Super Bowl to remember. Unless you were looking for top-notch ads, that is.
Haven’t yet had your fill of the Super Bowl? Check out…
- A rundown of the 34-31 Ravens victory
- Beyonce’s halftime performance
- Bill Plaschke’s reaction
- A look at this year’s disappointing ads
And then there’s this:
Photos: Mike Ehrmann / Getty Images; Ezra Shaw / Getty Images; Al Bello / Getty Images. gif via Deadspin
Just after midnight, stars shine above a San Diego Trolley that’s dead in its tracks above a darkened Friars Road in San Diego. A guard was posted on the electric light rail unit all night until power was restored later in the morning
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Photo credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times
How do photographers shoot a blackout? By using whatever available light there is.
Photos: Scenes from the massive blackout in Southern California Thursday evening. Credit: Los Angeles Times
An Arizona power company said Thursday that a worker probably caused the power outage that left large parts of Southern California and the surrounding region in the dark.
Photo: Closed pumps are taped off at a gas station in Encinitas in San Diego County after a blackout Thursday. Credit: Dennis Poroy / Associated Press
Useful info and tips on the outage. Please be careful out there.
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