“Super Bowl Lights Out” (What we didn’t see)

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By Glenn Peppers

“Before the lights went out, and even when the lights came back on. Maybe it was all about what we didn’t see!”

There are still questions as to what caused that 34 minute blackout at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Superbowl Sunday, 2013. To date, all the questions have gone unanswered, thus far. And no, I don’t really think that a really pretty Texas beauty named Beyonce knocked all the lights off at the Superdome by shaking her hips and belting out her songs! One thing I do agree with, and that is this… It surly does take a whole lot of Edison to power a Superbowl, and a high wattage/big ole’ Lighting System like Beyonce had in tow for a Rock Concert! Especially at a football Stadium! Yet and still, I think things may be a bit deeper than just that.

Think about again folks, if you remember, at this very same stadium not long ago, some truly awful things happen in it as a result of Hurricane Katrina in 2005! Who knows, maybe the souls of those who suffered and died from some of those awful things demanded a shut down, or a Lights Out to reflect and show honor and respect for the many lives lost from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Who knows!

Sure there was fun and games, and amusing commercials, and music to be had all around. Yes, lest we forget; this stadium is where many people suffered and perished over a span of those few hot scotching hopeless days. The souls of those who lost their lives during that awful time should never ever go un-recognized, nor forgotten! Maybe, just maybe that Mysterious Black Out happened for a reason. Maybe it happened to show us that we should or should’ve paid homage to those who died there not so very long ago, along with the other tributes made that Superbowl Sunday night! Ah, so soon we all forget!

Glenn Peppers

About Glenn Peppers

Glenn Peppers, is an author of a helpful hints book entitled, “The Home Husband Companion.” It is a collection of funny stories and true-life wisdom from a lifetime of experience and southern prudence. I’ve spent 25 years as a Project and Program Assistant within the Traumatically Brain Injured community. My travel experiences, and skills as an artist, writer, and musician and amateur historian has only added to my skills as an author and freelance writer.