April 16, 2021

Raving in Khimki



Raving in Khimki
Thankfully, it wasn't the Hash-Slinging-Slasher this time.  Alexander Popov, unsplash.com

Grab your glowsticks: the Moscow region city of Khimki is lit! And unlit... and then lit again.

Rapidly flickering lights went on for an hour in apartment buildings along three entire streets near Moscow. 

While the quick flashing outages wreaked havoc on appliances, Russians, as usual, made the best of things. Residents of the area took to social media sites to post videos of the light show. Along with dancing emojis and funky music, these videos are actually pretty awesome, as locals treated the mechanical failure as a city-wide rave.

The cause of such a large and unusual power outage? A single broken cable, authorities report. We aren't exactly sure how that all works out, but we are grateful nonetheless that it brought a little bit of the dance party to our newsfeeds.

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