Bryce Hall Is Making Lots of Content About Having His Power Shut Off
It finally happened. On Wednesday night, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti authorized the city to cut off power to the home of TikTok star Bryce Hall, who is facing internet backlash for throwing relentless parties at his Hollywood Hills home despite social distancing orders during the pandemic. Hall, who has over 13 million followers on TikTok, shares the house with fellow creators Blake Gray and Noah Beck. But the loss of power doesn’t seem to have dampened their spirits. Rather, it’s provided an opportunity to make new content.
Hall’s 21st birthday party was the most recent bash to make headlines. While the gathering, which included crowds, dancers, and zero masks, actually took place at a rental home in Encino, the New York Times reports the Hollywood Hills home has also hosted big parties.
“Despite several warnings, this house has turned into a nightclub in the hills, hosting large gatherings in flagrant violation of our public health orders,” Mr. Garcetti said in a statement. “The city has now disconnected utilities at this home to stop these parties that endanger our community.”
Rather than taking this punishment to heart, the shut-off seems to have only inspired the creators. The same day news broke, Hall posted a video to his TikTok soundtracked by the song “Electric Love” by Børns.
Later that evening, Gray went live on Instagram to document their dark house and the news helicopter that was hovering above.
Bryce Hall and Sway House member Blake Gray completely in the dark after Los Angeles Mayor authorizes city to shut off their electric. During Blake’s live stream, he states that a news helicopter is hovering over their home filming them. What are your thoughts? pic.twitter.com/S9ToB6fnYC— Def Noodles (@defnoodles) August 20, 2020
Even before the shut off, when the prospect of losing power was just a threat, the creators were teasing it in their videos.
“Our lights keep flickering for some reason…” Hall captioned a video from Tuesday.
On the same day, Beck posted a video of himself turning the lights off and on and running the sink (at one point, it was rumored that water would be shut off along with power).
“the water is feeling extra warm today and the lights are extra bright,” he wrote. The video has over eight million views.
Meanwhile, California has had 638,831 confirmed COVID cases to date, per the California Department of Public Health, and over 11,500 deaths due the virus.
The mayor did not disclose how long the power would be shut off at Hall’s home, but we should expect him to TikTok his way through the whole thing.