Organizers of the annual “Big Bay Boom” July 4 fireworks display over San Diego Bay have decided not to put on another show to make good for last month's , it was reported.
A make-good show was one of the options considered after a computer glitch caused the fireworks to detonate in less than half a minute.
Hundreds of thousands of locals and tourists make their way to the waterfront every year to watch the spectacle, which is supposed to last about 15 minutes.
Those who gathered at the Coronado Ferry Landing or in Imperial Beach saw the dramatic explosions, which were caught on video and became an instant international sensation via television and the Internet.
No one was injured. For revelers who watched the Glorietta Bay fireworks show, a separate production, everything went off without a hitch.
In an email to UT-San Diego, show producer Sandy Purdon said offered to donate $125,000 worth of pyrotechnics to next year's event, and the 70 or so sponsors decided to accept the offer.
Purdon, a general partner of the Shelter Cove Marina and former chairman of the Port Tenants Association, said they've always wanted to improve the show and Garden State's offer gives them that opportunity.
Before the event became known as the "Big Bay Bust," in June the Imperial Beach City Council in 2013 as a cost saving measure. Other sources of funding may be considered.
– City News Service