View from Chopper 4: Special Shapes take off at Balloon Fiesta

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The call came down and the balloons went up after the green flag came out Friday morning.

Friday at Balloon Fiesta Park kicked off with the Special Shapes Rodeo at 7 a.m., with the Fiestas de Los Globitos remote control balloons exhibition going from 7:30 to 11 a.m.

Then, in the evening, the Team Fastrax skydiving unit will perform two shows, at 5 and 7:30 p.m., with the main event – the Special Shapes Glowdeo – happening at 6 p.m. at Balloon Fiesta Park

The night will end with the Aerial Light Show at 7:45 p.m. and the AfterGlow Fireworks Show at 8 p.m.

After Friday’s morning and evening sessions, only three sessions remain in the 50th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta: Saturday morning, Saturday night and Sunday morning.