A transformer on the corner of Cedar Springs Road and Throckmorton Street burst into sparks at about 11 p.m. Saturday, causing the power to fail on several blocks on The Strip. Dozens of businesses, including several of the clubs, lost their power. On one side of the street, JR’s Bar and Grill was dark, but S4 still had power. Down the road, Woody’s, Italia Express, Havana, ilume and many other businesses were managing without electricity.
Dallas police officers directed traffic as the streets filled with club patrons. The officers had no information about how long it would take to restore power.