Review: Balloon Fiesta

By kaydo at 10:14 pm on Wednesday, April 18, 2007

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Some of the PANTS crew put in an appearance at the Night Time part of the Canberra Balloon Fiesta. The above photo is my attempt to demonstrate my serious need for a tripod and the pretty pretty lights. I’ll let you be the judge.

Anyway, it was completely the place to be if you had a child in a stroller. It never occurred to me that this would be a wholesome family event. So be it. Wading through thousands of tiny children with blue light sabres we found ourselves a spot directly across from what turned out to be a sherrin football. Yes! A football full of air! (actually rather cool).

The whole shindig began, for us at least, with some skydivers landing in the middle of Manuka Oval. Then they began to fill the balloons on the oval which were somewhat dramatically tethered. Cue the music and the lighting of balloons in time. Classy stuff.

Verdict was that it was a pretty cool spectacle, and certainly worth going to next year if you didn’t make it down there for the 2007 spectacular. Its far easier to rock up at night than pre-dawn. I might go back to the parliament house lawns next year, I’ve got about a year to work up to the ridiculously early call time.

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Comment by Boy George

April 24, 2007 @ 1:31 am

Oh wait. Yes, I have. I’m sorry, but I just don’t have it in me right now to type it all out again. Besides, it was just ramblings anyway. You didn’t want to hear me go on and on about this, right?

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