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July 5, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Most patriotic tech glitch ever? San Diego fireworks go off all at once

Sorry, San Diego.

Last night’s Big Bay Boom Fourth of July fireworks show in San Diego delivered too well on its promise to be “bigger and more intense than in past years” when every pyrotechnic piece in what was supposed to be an 18-minute show blew up in just 15 seconds.

The company behind the show is investigating the glitch and pledged to make it up to the city — I can’t imagine how.

The $400,000 show, captured oh so many times on video, looked more like an active war zone than a Fourth of July celebration.

Feast your eyes:

 

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