Picture this: You pack up the kids, sit in traffic, fight for parking, and prepare yourself for an awesome 18-minute fireworks display choreographed to music...but one wrong move behind-the-scenes creates the most ridiculously awesome and terrible show ever...over almost as fast as it starts.

It went down in San Diego at the Big Bay Boom, where that 18 minute show was over in 15 seconds, in a brilliant flash.

The "technical malfunction" left spectators confused. They were eventually told that the show was canceled and were sent on their way.

Check out the show:

Talk about "Oops!" Investigators are reportedly looking into the cause of the malfunction.

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