The Super Bowl Blackout Was Incredibly Eerie Inside The Stadium

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In one of the most remarkably unscripted moments in Super Bowl history, a freak power outage delayed the Super Bowl for 35 minutes in the middle of the third quarter.On TV, you couldn’t tell what was going on and it didn’t really look all that dark.

But photos from inside the Superdome show that it was a much more eerie scene than we previously thought.

Cheerleaders keep performing during the delay

A 49ers player looks up at the disabled lights

49ers kicker David Akers tosses a football to himself

The dark half of the stadium

49ers players wait for play to resume

Joe Flacco grabs his pads while he waits

Kaepernick looks at the roof

Colin Kaepernick and Frank Gore linger on the field

Half of the upper deck is encased in darkness

A referee guards the football

The Mercedes logo is partially illuminated

Terrell Suggs waits for the power to come back on

Total darkness along one sideline

Another look at the upper deck

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