South Australians have embraced the lighter side of the statewide blackout, from lighting candles for a cosy night in to dropping funnies on social media.
As emergency services worked tirelessly on Wednesday evening to restore power to the entire state, shrouded in darkness after an electrical surge tripped the power infrastructure, many residents took a moment to embrace the simpler things in life.
Federal Labor Senator Penny Wong chimed in early with a light touch from a stranger in the street.
A lighter moment amidst the #AdelaideStorm - walked past a young bloke in the pouring rain who shrugged and said "I'm English".— Senator Penny Wong (@SenatorWong) September 28, 2016
And, with an AFL team named Port Adelaide Power, the footy jokes were inevitable.
We're sorry 😐 #AdelaideStorm— Port Adelaide FC (@PAFC) September 28, 2016
No power in SA. Crows fans rejoice. #AdelaideStorm— Chris Rowbottom (@chrisroww) September 28, 2016
At Channel 10 headquarters, this fella was stuck in a lift.
— Kate Freebairn (@katefreebairn) September 28, 2016
Meanwhile in Tanunda, Christine Robinson was supposed to be going out to celebrate her 25th wedding anniversary. Instead, she lit some candles and snuggled up for a romantic night in.
Of course there was plenty of candle talk.
My thoughts go out to those in Adelaide whose housemates own scented candles. #AdelaideStorm— Nath Valvo (@nathvalvo) September 28, 2016
And fumbling in the dark.
With Richard Dean Anderson.
So. Much. Darkness.
Even renowned Aussie hip hop stars and S.A. heroes Hilltop Hoods joined in.
Anyone know when the power's coming back on?— Hilltop Hoods (@hilltophoods) September 28, 2016
Asking for a friend. I'm absolutely not sitting at a petrol station on empty.#AdelaideStorm
I've gotta say, a lot of those traffic lights on the way home were pretty 'Choose your own adventure'.#AdelaideStorm— Hilltop Hoods (@hilltophoods) September 28, 2016
Others used their apocalyptic imaginations.
But above all else, it pays to be prepared. Check on your loved ones and stay safe through the night.Suggest a correction