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Monday, February 4, 2013

Y@ Speak: The Beyonce Blackout Bowl edition

Posted By on Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 11:53 AM

New Orleans: You're like a quirky, twentysomething daughter who insists on hosting Thanksgiving dinner at her tiny shotgun house in a "weird" part of town. Things are going well at first — no one's arguing about politics and grandma actually seems to enjoy the silken tofu and kale dip — but then you end up burning the turkey.

The great Super Bowl blackout happened after unprecedented amounts of bootyliciousness during the halftime show. But you know what? It's fine. The week leading up to the big event was a fun, decadent time for celebrities, media and regular folks alike; I doubt visitors enjoy themselves this much during Super Bowls in other places. You may have burnt the turkey, but Aunt Cheryl totally wants to come back next year.

Y@ Speak 1/28-2/3

Storified by Gambit· Mon, Feb 04 2013 09:20:57
Flight to superbowl like a weird ep of hollywood squares. @KevinHart4real next to Boomer Esiason, diag is Bill Cowher, across from @MoRocca.Sarah Kunin
Just talked to a 49ers fan scammed $5,900 for 4 Super Bowl tickets. After wiring $, she got envelope w/ message that read "Go Ravens LOL"Mike Rosenberg
I bet the bars in New Orleans that say they wouldn't serve Goodell would slobber over him if he actually walked into their placePete Prisco
Adding @PriscoCBS to the 86 list with Goodell at my restaurant.Year of the Panda
Your chance to admit to a crime! RT @RichardAWebster Did anyone successfully rent their home for Super Bowl? Did you make what you expected?Fake Times-Picayune
New Orleans - from orbit we can see the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, both airports, and happily - the French Quarter. Hadfield
9/11 truther Andrew Napolitano to speak at Loyola Thurs. WTC 7: "It couldn't possibly have been done the way the government told us." #nolaTom Gogola
Why don't they have a Media Day for the Puppy Bowl?Alison Fensterstock
Dan Aykroyd singing onstage with Big Sam and the Funky Nation, at the Super Bowl media party.
OK, I feel a little dirty after going to that redonkulous #superbowl media party. It was like a money bonfire. #sbnolaGordon Russell
Love turning to the Dining section of today's NYT and seeing a King Cake on the front page.
No I do not want to run a freaking jambalaya recipe that replaces rice with freekah. #superbowlfreakshowJudy Walker
Darn it! I forgot to wear my crown to the Beyonce press conference! ... Vacchiano
Beyonce just arrived for her Super Bowl press conference —- looking fine! Weiner
New Orleans is an American treasure.Bill Simmons
About to co-host The Talk on CBS. Excited to meet the ladies. Brought something special with me for this one Brees
Oh, hell, you guys. Jeremy "Live Tweets His Divorce" Shockey is on his way back to #NOLA. Hide your liquor.Cait Gladow
Waiting for Weezy at the mall... @TRUKFIT Fensterstock
New Orleans beignets Vergara
This dude rocks! @blues_traveler Fieri
HI HATERS @butthugs
Just ran into Jay-Z. IRL he's 12 feet tall with a smile than spans a city block.Matt
if u ever needed a reason to come to new orleans please remember half of us have hung out with jay z today just by doin what we normally doAmber Eeeeeee
This place called ROOT in NOLA is excellent.ABFoundation
I know a lot of people disagree with me, but I think it’s wrong that they euthanize the losing team in the Puppy BowlAndy Levy
St. Disney Cathedral in CBS Square! Monteverde
New Orleans finest #superbowl @playboy @BootsyBellows Arquette
Man if you are in the city of New Orleans, indoors at some "video game experience" tent, they should just drive you straight to the airport.Jason Gay
#BourbonStreet. #SuperBowl eve. #frenchquarter #nola #neworleans A. Pomes
SecondLine along the river in front of the @nolasuperbowl Roman Numerals! An amazing #NOLA moment! #SB47”Toffleresque
If you hang out with Channing Tatum & have beads you can see wonderful things in New Orleans#alsoscareythings Ferguson
Not sure if you can see this, but the line for Taco Bell on Claiborne is wrapped around and down to the street #oink MindyMoo
Sean peyton, head coach of the Saints came to say hello. #Sb47. Up and coming young coach! Stewart
With @marthastewart at @emerils - what an amazing night! Lagasse
"Krewe of CBS Sports Network" parades in the French Quarter. One of the famous lost krewes of the 8th Ward. Curtis
I'm gonna be sorely disappointed if I don't see a celebrity mugshot, courtesy of the NOPD, by sunrise tomorrow. #SBNolarandy
With @ScottWalker6 at JT for Super Bowl concert. Mackel
New Orleans 4 lifeFreshly
All the lights are out!! It’s pandemonium!! Thank god we have out Beyonce finger lights! Patrick Harris
also it was pretty funny when Beyonce dismissed Destiny's Child like, "OK good to see yall but this is still my shit, so"Reliable Truck
No worries: Entergy will have this fixed in a week or so. #SuperdomeDante Ramos
Quit paying bounties and maybe the lights can stay on.Pete Prisco
I've never been prouder to be from New Orleans than this moment right now.BlackenedOut
Guys I'm AT the #SuperBowl and this power outage is no joke. Most of us have broken into small but loyal factions. I am a now a doctor.Joe Randazzo
They should replay the Beyoncé concert while waiting for the lights to come back.Christopher Jennings
Finally, invincible New Orleans has been humbled.Richard Lawson
In the concourses, people buy food, drinks, chat, laugh. Drunk guy rubbed his foam finger on my face.Ramon Antonio Vargas
Best and worst of America in twenty minutes: Beyonce and crumbling infrastructure.Jonathan Bradley
I just walked out of the Superdome to assess the scene. The outside lights are completely out. Very, very eery. Darlington
yall dont even know how unsurprised everybody in new orleans is right now about this complete structural and logistical failurethe dog pissperer
I am starting to have a funny feeling. Ray Nagin isn't still in charge is he?Bette Midler
Security is looking for Ray Nagin in a Bane masksig
Beyonce broke the super bowl, y'all!!! #TooBootyliciousChris Colfer
This tribute to the victims of Katrina is remarkably thought provoking, even if I will admit to not getting it at first. Wow. Mind blown.Probably Mat Honan
don't act like you've never blacked out in New Orleans.Abby
We are working with Superdome officials to troubleshoot the issue. Power is being provided to the building.Entergy
I should grab my horn and call up @RebirthBB and keep the party going Nola style til the lights come back on. LolTrombone Shorty
Don't y'all forget that over 1400 died during #Katrina. They just finished the second line during the #SuperBowl2013 #superbowlblackoutDonna Brazile
What if the Super Bowl lights that went out... had Twitter? I want to know what they would tweet. - 1000s of peoplestefan
#ff @SuperbowlLights @SuperdomePower @SuperDomeLights @superbowllight @SuperDomeLightLöwenäffchen
Lights out!!! Any questions??Mr. Carter
@AlisonF_NOLA Lights still conspicuously on at the #puppybowlmaggie calmes
#superblackout I guess someone wanted all these celebrities to have a real "Katrina experience" while they are in New OrleansThomas A. Robichaux
Well, at least Bobby Jindal will never be president now. #FBJMelissa Harris-Perry
So much for the Olympics. #Nola2024Will Samuels
Entergy Power Outage Map: Saul
The mindset for the 2013 season starts now, Who Dat Nation. We will make you proud.Drew Brees

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