Fireworks FAIL in San Diego: Entire 4th of July Show Blasts Off in Instant (VIDEO, PHOTO)
*San Diego Fireworks FAIL: What Went Wrong?
In the biggest fireworks fail since the invention of Viagra, Port of San Diego officials apologized for a "technical glitch" that turned its 4th of July "Big Bay Boom" into a premature explosion:
Yep, all the works went off at once about 5 minutes before the 9 p.m. start time of the show above Glorietta Bay between Coronado and San Diego, according to organizers. The rest of the show did not go on. But the adolescent oopsy lit up the local sky like a nuclear blast (see photo).
The Port issued an apology via Twitter:
We sincerely apologize for the technical glitch that affected the #BigBayBoom. Event producers are currently investigating the cause.— Port of San Diego (@portofsandiego) July 5, 2012
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Organizers said tests before the show, which they billed as one of the largest Independence Day fireworks events in the nation, turned out fine, but ...
... for some reason a signal malfunctioned and the entire display, including multiple fireworks barges floating in the bay, blew its proverbial loads at once. According to a statement from Big Bay Boom officials: