a spy in the house of love

author alexandra bracken

05 Jul

Fourth of July spectators in San Diego were either incredibly disappointed or overjoyed when the annual Big Bay Boom extravaganza began and ended early after a technical malfunction caused all the pyrotechnics to ignite all at once. The 18-minute show began five minutes before schedule and lasted about 15 seconds. Despite the show’s brevity, the massive ball of apocalyptic-looking explosions was breathtaking in their own right.

The Big Bay Boom is one of the largest Fourth of July fireworks shows in the nation and regularly attracts half a million spectators. This year’s 12th annual spectacle was advertised as ”bigger and more intense than in past years.” At least they nailed the “intense” part. - EW

Ummmmm whoops?