At 8:55pm, there was a sudden burst of fireworks at multiple locations along the San Diego bay. We happened to be at the Coronado Municipal Golf Course and saw the pre-mature burst over Ferry Landing across the island. At first, we thought the Coronado barge in front of the Shores was malfunctioning since no fireworks were sent off, but as it turns out, the only fireworks that performed as scheduled were from the golf course near the Coronado Yacht Club and in front of the Shores. The Big Bay Boom fireworks had a technical error that launched them all at the same time.
The Glorietta Bay fireworks that went as planned were managed by Pyro Spectaculars - kudos to them for putting on a wonderful show with no technical difficulties.
Sorry to those of you at Coronado Ferry Landing and along the San Diego Bay.
Update: A video of the botched fireworks has been added below and explanation from the Port of San Diego.
PORT OF SAN DIEGO: Technical Problem Caused Show to Execute in 15 Seconds
Approximately 5 minutes before the show was to start, a signal was sent to the barges that would set the timing for the rest of the show after the introduction. There were a number of preliminary test signals sent hours and minutes leading up to the show. All these signals tested properly according to Garden State Fireworks, the fireworks company that provides the show.
The Garden State Fireworks team will be working throughout the night to determine what technical problem caused the entire show to be launched in about 15 seconds.
We apologize for the brevity of the show and the technical difficulties.