If you were in San Diego last night waiting for fireworks, chances are if you blinked you missed them. In one of the largest Fourth of July fireworks shows in the nation, a glitch caused all the pyrotechnics to ignite all at once – making what should have been an 18-minute show a mere 15 seconds!
Keep reading for more on this explosive mistake… after the jump!
The stage was set. Onlookers had been waiting for hours. This was going to be big. And, well, it was. According to the LA Times, five minutes before the Port of San Diego’s Big Bay Boom was to begin, spectators saw a “brilliant display of fireworks that shot up in only 15 seconds.”
Click this link to see the abrupt video here: http://www.latimes.com/videogallery/70886597/News/BIG-BAY-BUST
The Big Bay Boom is advertised as one of the largest fireworks shows in the nation, and boasts about attracting half a million spectators. The pyrotechnics are launched from five barges in the San Diego Bay, and this year’s show – the 12th annual spectacle – was advertised by the port as being “bigger and more intense than in past years. (via LA Times)
Apparently the timing of the five barges got screwed up and they all went BOOM at the same time. What a 4th of July bummer!