Still, he admitted to a fleeting fear when the lights went out.
“I started thinking it was a terrorist attack. I was a little nervous,” he said.
In the French Quarter, fans didn’t appear much concerned with the power outage or delay in play.
“If we can blame Beyonce for lip syncing, we can blame her for the power outage,” said Gary Cimperman of Slidell, La., with a laugh as he watched the second half of the game from a bar. “Or maybe Sean Payton called in the outage, bounty get part two.”
Even out-of-towners seemed to be taking the outage in stride.
“So we had to spend 30 minutes in the dark? That was just more time for fans to refill their drinks,” said Amanda Black of Columbus, Miss.
AP Sports Writer Brett Martel and Associated Press writer Brian Schwaner in New Orleans contributed to this story.
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