Super Bowl XLVII will be remembered for many things: Beyonce's highly-anticipated live performance, a 108-yard touchdown by Baltimore Ravens' Jacoby Jones and a 34-minute blackout at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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While officials scrambled to turn the lights back on, restless viewers at home turned to Twitter to see real-time updates of the blackout's status. Twitter users posted jokes about Beyonce's performance, bizarre conspiracy theories and some clever marketing tweets that went viral.
Several users joked that Beyonce's superb performance blew out the power. Some wondered if the Illuminati had something to do with the outage.
Actor Neil Patrick Harris posted a photo with friends in the dark, saying it was "pandemonium" in jest. Other Twitter users posted blacked out images, claiming to be at the Super Bowl.
Among the night's top tweets was a photo posted by Oreo with the tag line: "You can still dunk in the dark." The photo went viral and garnered over 14,000 re-tweets. Other popular corporate tweets included an Audi update that read, "Sending come LEDs to the @MBUSA Superdome right now" and a PBS message that took the opportunity to say the public television network was broadcasting "Downton Abbey."
Here are Twitter highlights from the Super Bowl: