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Contributed by: Matt Mann
Contributed on: August 15, 2003

Which blackout(s) did you experience?
1977 (New York City Blackout)

In your own words, tell the story of your experience in the blackout(s). Try to recall specific events and the people, places, and things involved; also include more general reactions, images adn last impressions?
I was at Shea stadium watching the Mets at the age of 14.

When the lights went off The organ Player Joan Jarvis continued to play for another 45 minutes...



Did either blackout seem significant or shocking at the time?
Neither was significant

Did the blackout(s) have any larger meaning in your mind?
No

Did the blackout(s) cause any profound crisis?
No

How did the blackout(s) affect your daily reliance on electricity?
Became less reliant

Cite as: Matt Mann, Story #235, The Blackout History Project, 15 August 2003, <http://blackout.gmu.edu/details/235/>.
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