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Fireworks sparks rain on Hollywood Bowl audience, witnesses say

Brian Seltzer rocked the Hollywood Bowl on Friday night, but fans in the box seats got a little more show than they bargained for.

Fireworks were part of the entertainment during Seltzer’s “Rock This Town" finale. But sparks from the display began raining down on the forward seats, and ash dusted others further back, witnesses reported.

Audience members were confused at first, not quite sure if the sparks and ash were part of the pyrotechnics show or a problem, said witness Stephanie Ferrell, a Times employee.

Several people in the forward rows attempted to cover their heads and headed for the exits, with women swatting sparks from their hair, said Gwilym McGrew, another witness.

The band played on and no announcement was made.

As the audience members filed out, they saw firetrucks outside, witnesses said.

Hollywood Bowl officials did not immediately return requests for comment.


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