HONOLULU (AP) — This year’s Ala Moana fireworks display started five minutes early.
Ala Moana Center says the fireworks were supposed to start at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday but a miscue by the fireworks provider set off the display a few minutes too early.
The timing of the fireworks set off numerous confused comments from spectators sounding off on social media sites.
An estimated 45,000 people packed the Ala Moana Beach Park area for the 14-minute show.
Police said there was a 14 percent drop in fireworks-related complaints on Oahu during this year’s Fourth of July celebrations. This was the second July Fourth under Oahu’s fireworks ban, which prohibits most forms of fireworks except some firecrackers with a permit.