Mitt Romney’s Boston Harbor Fireworks Display Fizzles

Fireworks over Boston Harbor from a May 2012 wedding (Photo by Matt Conti)

Mitt Romney planned on giving Boston (and the TV networks) an eight minute fireworks show over the harbor if he won the Presidential election on Tuesday night, according to

It was supposed to be a surprise, one of those spontaneous fireworks shows that often erupt over the harbor without notice. This time it might have been easier to guess the reason rather than some high style wedding or conference. Instead of the celebration he had planned, it was instead a concession speech that he gave at the Boston Convention Center.

But it was not meant to be on Tuesday night and the Atlas Fireworks barge was disassembled for the next show. Romney was using the Boston Convention Center at the Seaport for his supporters on Election night. He also had leased out 585 Commercial Street in the North End as his national campaign headquarters. Only 21% of Bostonians voted for the former Massachusetts governor.