If I had to generalize about the entertainment preferences of the average American, I would say they have short attention spans and love explosions – which is why I’m surprised that San Diego’s fireworks accident was met with negativity. Bunch of ingrates.
Here’s MSN with the news in case you missed it (sorry, couldn’t resist):
A computer glitch apparently caused the fireworks mishap that disappointed thousands of people who camped out to watch the Big Bay Boom in San Diego’s Glorietta Bay Wednesday night, when they got more of a Big Bay Bust.
Hours after the fireworks malfunction, August Santore, co-owner of Garden State Fireworks, told San Diego morning television stations, “We apologize to all the residents and all the people who missed their fireworks.”
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.
It appeared that hundreds of fireworks were set off at the same time. The explosions lasted a few seconds.