Saturday, October 4, 2008

Balloon Fiesta 2008 - Day 1

This morning marked the beginning of the 37t annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. For my company, I was on site shooting amateur video of the dawn patrol and mass ascencion. It is an event everyone should see at least once in their life. Video below includes: Steve Stucker, dawn patrol, mass ascencion and Darth Vader.

The Darth balloon comes over from Germany and it costs a ton to get it here. This is its second year vising Balloon Fiesta, and the crowd loves it! At about 5:30 AM at Balloon Fiesta park this morning, someone behind me yelled 'get out of the way, storm troopers coming through'. Looked behind me, and there had to be about twenty-five storm troopers and Darth himself walking through the crowd. Proof you never know what you're going to find at 5:30 in the morning.

Also check out this short clip of the Creamland Cow floating at sunrise with the Sandia Mountains in the background:

1 comment:

John said...

Excellent videos Jen! We saw the Saturday morning 10/4 Dawn Patrol from the highway sitting in traffic. We were so bummed when the Dawn Patrol for Sunday and Monday mornings were canceled too.