Show goes on despite weather worries
Posted at: 10/06/2012 9:50 PM
| Updated at: 10/06/2012 10:23 PM
By: Adam Camp, KOB Eyewitness News 4
The first day of the 41st International Balloon Fiesta started with the mass ascension canceled due to wind.
People worried the same could happen for the Twilight Twinkle Glow Saturday evening.
"We're hoping that they're(balloons) going to go up tonight," Amber Cantwell said as she held her daughter.
But balloon crews got everything in place just in case the winds does down - and they did. Balloon Fiesta Park had a bevy of balloons and flames lighting the New Mexico sky.
"A lot of noise, a lot of movement, a lot of color, it's fireworks plus some," Craig Farrell said, a balloon pilot from Australia who has flown at the fiesta for 27 years.
People around Farrell's balloon echoed his description about the glow.
"Watching them rise up. Just, you know, everybody cheers when they get to the top of their height," Joyce Lewis said, of Boise, Idaho.
"Feeling the heat and the colors, it's just beautiful," Erica Roybal, from San Diego, said. "Just watching them blow them up with the air and the propane, it's beautiful - nothing like it."