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Many theories have been floating around New Orleans about what caused the power outage at Sunday's Super Bowl: the mafia, Vegas bookies, Beyoncé's hair dryer, voodoo. Here's another theory: It might have something to do with all of the city's electricity (and most of its booze) being sucked up by all the parties held the night before in Garden District mansions up and down New Orleans' St. Charles Avenue. At Michael Bay’s soiree, an entire yard full of massive live oaks were illuminated with white and blue Christmas lights, like glowing Optimus Primes, while at GQ's party at the Elms mansion, a blue tent was ornamented by actual chandeliers and a sound system big enough to project Lil Wayne's performance so it could be heard several blocks away. All the better to illuminate the many celebrities who flew in for a weekend of partying. We spotted True Blood’s »

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