Making the most of the blackout

Locals and visitors gather at Lake Placid Pub and Brewery during the power outage Monday night to enjoy beer, warmth and entertainment. (Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

LAKE PLACID — Monday night’s scheduled power outage may have seemed like an inconvenience for some, but it was a party for others.

While the rest of the village was a dark and quite version of itself, the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery held its Blackout Party full of beer, glow sticks and music from DJ Alex “Funky Cold” Medina during the outage.

The pub offered a free drink to anyone who came with a head lamp or lantern.

Though many of the guests were from the Tri-Lakes area, a few were visiting and had no idea the blackout was even happening.

Nancy Zeigler of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, said she and her friends weren’t aware of the power outage but were probably going to end up at the pub anyway, so the night worked out just fine for them.

From left Nancy Zeigler, Dan Hugos, Lois Confer and Ed Sinko of Pennsylvania found out about the power outage only a few hours prior during their visit to Lake Placid yet made the best of it. (Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

Thanks to multiple notices from National Grid and the village government regarding the date and time of the planned power outage, some people not only handled the blackout but had fun with it, too.

DJ Alex “Funky Cold” Medina provides the entertainment for the night with his digital mixer/scratcher and a laptop full of hits. (Enterprise photo – Griffin Kelly)