Every year since 2001, the people of San Diego have traveled down to the water front of San Diego Bay for the Big Bay Boom, a massive community fireworks display for the 4th of July. However, this year, the crowd of expectant San Diegans got a huge bang for their buck, but not the 17 minute fireworks show they were promised. Instead, they got about 30 seconds of fireworks as the Big Bay Boom’s $400,000 worth of fireworks exploded all at once. Show organizers are calling it a premature ignition.
Fortunately, the 30-second fireworks display has been caught on video.
“We take 100% responsibility,” said August Santore, co-owner of New Jersey company Garden State Fireworks, who organized the show.
Garden State Fireworks tested out the equipment before the show and noted no problems. He blamed the misfire on a computer virus. Still, to the credit of Garden State Fireworks, it was a very massive fireball of beautiful lights and smoke, even if it wasn’t a real fireworks display.
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