People in the San Diego area gathered by the waterfront last night to watch the annual Fourth of July Firework Show. And if they blinked, they probably missed it.
The entire show, which was planned to last about 20 minutes, ignited at once, sending hundreds of fireworks into the air at the same time. The result? A giant yellow ball that burns for about 15 seconds. And then, the fourth of July is over.
According to CNN, the firework show was supposed to synchronized with patriotic music from artists like Lee Greenwood, Bruce Springsteen, and Taylor Swift, but the fireworks were over before the end of the first song.
A spectator told CNN:
“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.”
The company responsible for the Big Bay Boom (now referred to as the Big Bay Bust) said that an unknown glitch caused the fireworks to go off all at once. The company is currently trying to find out exactly what went wrong.
Here’s the video of the San Diego Firework Show. Would you be mad if this happened to your firework show? Or is this the greatest display of American patriotism you have ever seen?
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