San Diego’s biggest 4th of July fireworks show the Big Bay Boom apparently lived up to it’s name…well, in the sense there was just a single boom . All the fireworks — due to what is being called a “technical glitch” — went off at once about 5-minutes before the 20-minute fireworks show was supposed to begin.
Via MSNBC‘s/NBC San Diego‘s Big Bay Boom indeed: San Diego fireworks go up all at once:
Those watching the Big Bay Boom in San Diego’s Glorietta Bay witnessed what was either an accidental fireworks display — or a very disappointing fireworks show.
Port District authorities said a “technical difficulty” resulted in all the fireworks going off at once.
About 5 minutes before the show was supposed to start, a sudden burst of fireworks shot into the air near the bay. Throughout downtown San Diego, a large rumble could be felt just before 9 p.m. on Wednesday night.
As Twitter’s Jamin described it:
The skies lit up, sounded like thunder, a very colorful 9-second thunder, the #SANDIEGO #FourthofJuly #bigbayboom #fireworks went bust!
One can only wonder what my adopted hometown’s fictional anchorman Ron Burgundy would have to say about this.