We’re heading into Fourth of July weekend, and I’m guessing you’re going to see, and hear, some fireworks this weekend. What’s funny is that when I was a kid, I was terrified of fireworks. As in, if my family knew fireworks were going to happen somewhere, they would do everything they could to make sure we didn’t somehow, by mistake, show up. Kids love fireworks, but I was apparently a strange kid, because, yes, I did not.
That said, as a kid, I would have really not enjoyed the recent fireworks display in Dundee, Michigan, because, well, it was very intense. That also means it was probably loud, which would have scared little Anne.
Last weekend, attendees at the Dundee Mayfly Music Festival at Wolverine Park were excited to watch the evening’s fireworks show. But, it went down quickly- too quickly. Instead of 20 minutes worth of multi-colored fireworks that were supposed to happen, the show ended in about 32 seconds. According to the Dundee Police Department’s official Facebook page, the truncated show was due to a mistake. “Yes that was it,” they wrote. “The 32 seconds of fireworks was accidental. Apparently a malfunction ignited all the fireworks at once. So everyone was treated to 20 minutes of fireworks in 32 seconds.”
I’ve never heard of there being a special button that would set all the fireworks off at once. How strange, but I supposed stranger things have happened. Better luck next year. Check out some footage of the very quick, and bright, fireworks display below. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July, friends.