San Diego’s Independence Day Fireworks Were a Big, Awesome Fail (VIDEO)
San Diego’s ‘Big Bay Boom’ fireworks show was supposed to last 18 minutes, but was over in about 15 seconds, due to what authorities are calling “premature ignition”. Don’t worry, San Diego; it happens to everyone sometimes.
Apparently, a computer glitch is to blame for igniting all of the fireworks at once, resulting in a fifteen second display of explosive awesomeness, set to music and the sound of many car alarms.
“It shook the whole building. I thought it was a bomb or someone was shooting everybody. Car alarms, every kind of noise came on. It was really unexpected,” said spectator Teagan Hamblin.
The accident occurred five minutes before the show was set to begin, leaving many of the 50,000 spectators confused as to whether it was all part of the celebration. Thankfully, no one was hurt, although many were disappointed after waiting for hours to see what is usually one of the biggest 4th of July fireworks displays in America.
Anyone who ever wondered what it would look like if all the fireworks went off at once, however, had their dream come true.
Garden State Fireworks, who produced the show, has posted an apology on their website.
Here is the 15-second fireworks extravaganza caught on video by a spectator: