Epic Fireworks Fail May Be Due To "Computer Code Virus" (Skynet?!)
As the world continues to enjoy the Big Bay Boom's Fabulous Fireworks F*ckup which resulted in all the fireworks for its 18-minute show to go off at once, the NJ-based fireworks company is insisting that this was unintentional. August Santore of Garden State Fireworks told CNN, "This is very uncommon .... there was nothing in the pyrotechnics that went wrong. It was the electronics."
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, "The nation’s fireworks industry is watching the fallout from the San Diego show as Santore tries to isolate what he said appears to be a virus in the code that synchronizes the firing of shells." The USS Midway Museum had charged $15 to 3,500 people to watch the fireworks from its deck. Only 10 people asked for refunds; its marketing director said, "Disappointment, but understanding, is the fair way to characterize it." And U-T columnist Matthew Hall thinks San Diego should just own it, "What we lost in fireworks, we gained in legend, we gained in urban myth."
Santore said, "Thank goodness no one was injured," he said. "Precautions all worked 100 percent. We are a good strong company, and we rely on technology. We’ll take the ridicule as long as no one was injured." He added, "We did last year’s show, and this one was to be even bigger. We did this show in 15 locations around the country last night, and this was the first time this has happened. No one is more saddened than we are." He also offered to put on another show for free, "I’m very confident that whatever happened, we’re going to get to the bottom of it and make sure it doesn’t happen again." Wait, but what if San Diego wants another Super Big Bay Boom Fail?