BOSTON (WHDH) -
Hurricane Arthur may have forced organizers to move the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular from July 4 to July 3, but it didn’t take the fun out of the celebration.
The show went on Thursday night, as Boston celebrated Independence Day.
“At a time in our history, Independence Day was celebrated the night before with bonfires and so forth,” Governor Deval Patrick said.
The Beach Boys were on stage when an announcement was made about severe weather moving in.
The fireworks were bumped up to 10 p.m. Rain and lightning moved in just after the show ended.
Spectators were rushed off the Esplanade just after 10:30 p.m. and told to take cover.
Everyone in attendance was happy the show was moved up, including the performers.
“I feel better and better about the decision the authorities made about it because this is obviously a much better night for a concert than tomorrow is supposed to be,” Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart said.