Fireworks Fail In San Diego   Big Bay Boom Goes Bust

AP: Photo by James Gregg U-T San Diego;.

Last night, tens of thousands gathered in and around San Diego Harbor for the Big Bay Boom fireworks show. The Glorietta Bay show is billed as one of the largest in the country and was supposed to be a 17-minute, pyrotechnic spectacular scheduled to start at 9pm. It wasn’t.

Instead of seeing a choreographed, computer-controlled fireworks show synched to music, people saw less than a minute of chaos. Thanks to a glitch in the system, all of the explosives ignited at the same time. Fireworks Fail In San Diego   Big Bay Boom Goes Bust

Twenty minutes after the technical glitch happened, Harbor officials announced the bad news to the massive crowd. Needless to say, there are hundreds of YouTube videos of the failure. He offer a few for your review.


This amateur videographer wondered if the show combined “beginning and grand finale all at the same time?”


The woman heard in this clip has good instincts.


Fortunately, no one was injured during the mishap.

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