Big Bay Bust 2012

San Diego July 4th fireworks go from bust to must-see

Oh say did you see the Big Bay Boom fireworks bursting in the air over San Diego? This year, they were a lot harder to miss. One year after a computer glitch caused all the fireworks for the 17-minute show to go off in 30 seconds, the failure that had been redubbed “The Big Bay [...]

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Interview with Sandy Purdon on Walrus 105.7 FM

105.7 The Walrus’ Dave Mason interviews  Sandy Purdon, Chairman of The Port of San Diego’s Big Bay Boom Find out what happened last year-and what to expect in 2013 – July 4th. Listen to the interview

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Technical Problem Caused 2012 Show to Execute in 15 Seconds

(From a report in UTSANDIEGO.COM by Jonathan Horn) A doubling of code commands in the Big Bay Boom fireworks computer system caused all of the show’s 7,000 fireworks to launch within 30 seconds. That’s according to a highly technical report  released Wednesday by Garden State Fireworks, the company that produced the show. The “Big Bay [...]

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Some Final Thoughts on the Big Bay Boom

- By Gus Giobbi – BlueSkyNews.com O.K. – I can’t help writing this. When I was 12 growing up in rural Pennsylvania, my uncle Clyde bought me a whole bunch of fireworks for the 4th of July (much to the consternation of my mother). It was an unbelievable collection of snakes, whirring spinners, cherry bombs, [...]

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Garden State Fireworks Reports The Cause of the 2012 Malfunction

Garden State Fireworks, Inc. is deeply saddened by the unfortunate sequence of events that lead to the entire San Diego display to ignite simultaneously. Garden State Fireworks has been serving customers for over 120 years and we are proud of our proven track record of providing quality and most importantly safe fireworks displays throughout the [...]

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2012 Show Top on YouTube Views

Video of 2012 Big Bay Boom fireworks show. What was the most viewed YouTube video in the U.S. this week? That would be a 30-second video of the infamous San Diego fireworks fiasco at Big Bay Boom, when a malfunction at an elaborately choreographed 17-minute show set off all the fireworks at the same time. [...]

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More on the Investigation of the 2012 Technical Glitch

A “technical glitch” caused all of the fireworks to go off at the same time. According to Garden State Fireworks, The signal that was sent to the barges to “set the timing” of the fireworks caused “the entire show to be launched in about 15 seconds.” The premature explosion occurred shortly before 9 p.m. Twenty [...]

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View from 4 locations on San Diego’s Big Bay!

Watch teh fireworks from locations around San Diego Bay

There are many places around San Diego’s Big Bay to watch the Fireworks show! Free Shuttles start at 6 pm. Read More >>

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