San Diego's 'Big Bay Boom' a Success

Last year, a foiled fireworks display at the San Diego Bay left spectators disappointed

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    Roughly 500,000 people gathered along San Diego's shoreline to watch the Big Bay Boom -- which went off without a hitch. (Published Friday, Jul 5, 2013)

    After last year's epic fail, locals surrounding San Diego Bay got all that they hoped for with a fireworks display to remember.

    "We have fireworks!" Port of San Diego announced via Twitter just after 9 p.m. as bright colors lighted up the sky over the Embarcadero Thursday.

    Big Bay Boom Planner Relieved

    [DGO]Big Bay Boom Planner Relieved
    Auggie Santore, the man who planned the Big Bay Boom, tell NBC 7 that he was relieved when the fireworks show was a success. (Published Friday, Jul 5, 2013)

    Auggie Santore, the man who shouldered the blame for San Diego's busted Big Bay Boom Fireworks Display of 2012, could not contain his excitement.

    There were tense moments before it started, but as soon as he realized the fireworks display went off without a hitch Santore screamed, "And the crowd goes wild!"

    Fireworks Experts Prep for Big Bay Boom Success

    [DGO] Fireworks Experts Prep for Big Bay Boom Success
    NBC 7 reporter Steven Luke talks to Auggie Santore, the man who is responsible for making sure the Big Bay Boom goes off without a hitch. (Published Wednesday, Jul 3, 2013)

    Santore's company picked up the $125,000 tab for this year's display after thousands of fireworks went off in 15 seconds within minutes before the show was supposed to begin last year.

    He said he never doubted his teams ability to put on the show, but knew there was the extra pressure given what happened last year.

    Big Bay Boom Bums San Diegans

    [DGO] Big Bay Boom Bums San Diegans
    Richard Brown of Kansas City, Labeeine Taylor of San Diego and Nick Dambrosio of La Jolla spoke with NBC 7s Diana Guevara. See our compilation video from multiple angles here. (Published Thursday, Jul 5, 2012)

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