CES 2018 Had a Blackout and The Tweets Are Hilarious

Models dressed as mermaids promote a Sublue underwater scooter during CES 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention in Las Vegas

For an event that showcases the latest and greatest of technological advances, a power outage is all it takes to bring all of it down to earth. Most of its display was lit as hundreds of attendees passed by in the dark on their way to a brightly lit giant screen TV over the convention center's fully functioning South Hall.

The Las Vegas Convention Center was shrouded in darkness Wednesday morning as the facility experienced a power outage during the second day of the annual Consumer Electronics Show.

And this wasn't even the first major mishap of the week - on Tuesday, the opening day of the show, heavy rains spoiled the unveiling of Google's massive outdoor booth. Even still, at least the power was restored shortly thereafter.

Update 6:39pm CT, Jan. 10: The CES blackout was caused by "condensation from heavy rainfall" on a transformer at the Las Vegas Convention Center, convention authorities said in a statement Wednesday.

The Consumer Electronics Show was shut down briefly due to a blackout. We are opening Central Hall.

The Consumer Technology Association, which runs the event, has thanked visitors for their patience.

A robot by Avatarmind sits on display on opening day at the 2018 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Nevada USA 09 January 2018
CES 2018 Had a Blackout and The Tweets Are Hilarious

LG Electronics used the power cut to promote its OLED TV by saying, "Even without power, #CES2018 still can't match the ideal black of an #LGOLEDTV".

The CES logo is seen during CES 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 10, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Twitter was soon flooded with photos and videos of the eerily darkened halls while some companies pounced on the opportunity to advertise their ware. Intel tweeted, "Introducing Blackout TM: The biggest thing to hit #CES2018 since #5G".

"[CES] Central Hall electricity went out".

They go on to say "We encourage you to visit other open show areas" - however the largest hall, with the biggest companies in it remains in the dark.


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