The Super Bowl is always built up to be major event of the year. Millions of people tune in and are usually in for a letdown as the game fails to live up to all the hype. This year wasn't any exception until two things happened in the second half of the game to capture the attention of all those viewers and bring out the twitter birds.
The first of these was a 108 yard kickoff return at the start of the second half , a first in Super Bowl history. The second event happened shortly after that spectacular return when the lights went out causing half of the Superdome to go dark, also a first at the Super Bowl. Out of these two events it was the blackout that caused the most buzz at a whooping 231,600 tweets per minute.
The tweets on the black ranged from speculation of what caused it to happen, jokes and even one hacker group claiming responsibility for bring down the slights in the stadium.
"We do carry candles," tweeted Walgreens, among the companies and brands that weighed in during the blackout. We also sell lights."
Everyone in the Stadium is acting like its Dark? We play in this dark grey lighting everyday in Seattle!! Where's the rain!? #GoHawks
Yes, we turned the lights off at the #Superbowl
Tide wrote: "We can't get your # blackout, but we can get your stains out." Audi took a shot at rival Mercedes Benz, which owns the naming rights to the Superdome, tweeting, "Sending some LEDs to the @mbusa Superdome right now."
The power outage continued for 35-minutes before the game finally continued. Shortly after the lights were back we were told that it was a surge that was the cause for the blackout. Soon after this come out it started people to wonder if maybe it was the spectacular light show and special effects of the half-time show that was a major contributor to the surge. Others speculated that the age of the stadium might be of fault.