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The Weather Channel hilariously goofs up footage of imploding Georgia Dome

They had a perfect view. At first.


Jay Hathaway

Internet Culture

Published Nov 20, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 10:32 am CDT

In Atlanta on Monday, crowds gathered to watch the implosion of the Georgia Dome. The former home turf of the Atlanta Falcons was the largest domed stadium in the U.S. and had been in use for 25 years before its historic demolition. If you weren’t in the city and wanted to see the dome fall, you could have tuned into the Weather Channel’s live coverage.

At least, that was the network’s plan. Atlanta’s public transit system, MARTA, had other ideas.

This GIF posted by The Weather Channel’s James Crugnale is agonizing to watch—you can see the implosion start, but just when you’re getting to the money shot, a bus pulls in front of the camera. By the time it moves, the Georgia Dome is gone.

You can watch the whole video, under the headline “The Weather Channel’s Georgia Dome Implosion View Got Ruined by an Atlanta Bus and So Did Our Cameraman’s Day.” The camera had been rolling for 40 minutes before the big moment, Crugnale tweeted, which must have made the blocked view extra excruciating for the Weather Channel crew.

Hey, at least the passengers on the right side of the bus got to see history being made. If you want to see it for yourself, you’ll have to check out one of Weather.com’s competitors.

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*First Published: Nov 20, 2017, 4:16 pm CST