2008-01-01

New Year's at the Needle

We are now 20 minutes into the new year.

In the lead up to tonight's big fireworks celebration at the Space Needle, the news casters touted the new show as the best one ever. All the fireworks were going to be coordinated with the music from Oscar winning movies.

At about 11;45, MY GF asked about what happens if they don't go off.

At midnight, the music started and the awesome fireworks started.

About 30 seconds later, the music continues and the awesome fireworks -- didn't

For the next couple minutes, the music continued and the news casters awkwardly vamped and talked aobut the crowd.

About 7 minutes into the show, the fireworks, started again. Then they ran out of music, and the dark needle continued spewing random sparks.

Apparently, there was some sort of computer glitch, they tried to reboot, still couldn't get the fireworks to go off, so they just sent some guy over the to control board to just start hitting buttons and launching them at random.

The fiasco was awesome.

Of course, this may not be the best omen for the coming year.

Regardless, I wish you all the best of luck in the new year. May your life go better than the Seattle fireworks show.

5 comments:

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

Funny! Your's was the first "Google" hit that came up for me shortly after midnight after the Great Seattle Firework Debacle...

Just had to say I saw it too.

J. Gatsby said...

Same. 1st Google hit. Reminds me a bit of capitalism--boom and bust XD

Happy new year anyway!

LDK in STL said...

Happy New Year!

Your gf has great powers. She is either prescient or has the ability to cause electrical disruptions.

Book Calendar said...

Hmm, it is only a fiasco if you think of it as such. Accidents create the best inventions.

Happy new year!

Lis said...

Haha that's quite a booboo. Happy y2k8!