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LAist at Sundance: Lights Out!

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There are usually only two things to talk about at the Sundance Film Festival: the movies and the parties. Last night was unique, though, because everybody was talking about...the blackout! That's right. Around 9:30 last night the whole town just went completely dark for at least half on hour. Periodic blackouts continued for the next hour or so before everything finally returned to normal. It was a surreal scene. Thousands of people were just standing out in the cold on Main Street in utter darkness.

Unfortunately, the blackout ruined our chances of seeing The Donnas play so we headed over to the T-Mobile Lounge to see Nikka Costa play an acoustic set. No complaints there: good music and free Amstel Lights. After she stopped playing, we went outside to watch one of the strangest events I've seen in awhile. Think about it: it's about 10 degrees outside; its midnight--what better thing to do than bounce on a skis. Once that exhibition ended, we did what any normal, slightly inebriated person would do. We went sledding.