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Port of San Diego Apologizes for Shortest July 4th Fireworks Show Ever

Seriously hysterical: The Port of San Diego was meant to host a fireworks show last night to celebrate the 4th. Unfortunately, the show lasted 15 seconds because all of the explosives went off at once.

According to the L.A. Times, the show’s organizers offered free transportation to get people to the show and nearby hotels extended special rates so guests could watch from their rooms. For those like the person who said they waited three hours and paid $12 to watch the show, better luck next time.

The Port has issued an apology, explained the “glitch,” and has promised more info when it’s available. But the San Diego’s fireworks show is today’s laughingstock with outlets across the country covering the snafu. Note: You don’t want to have a snafu on a slow news day.

The organization’s website is already counting down to next year, when it’s likely another company will be running the show.

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