The Balloon Glow event at Kingsport Fun Fest this weekend was a delight for RE/MAX agents! I had never heard of a Balloon Glow before, so I had no idea what I was walking into. Let me do my best explaining what it is. So there is a launch on Saturday morning of all the hot air balloons into the sky. Friday night all the balloons line up on the road and fire up! The baskets never leave the ground, but the balloons are fully expanded and the baskets are sitting upright. Kind of like at the end of Wizard of Oz- “Toto, stay in the basket!” Well, weather has a lot to do with balloon flight, and apparently, balloon glow.
The balloons were all laying flat on the lawn (didn’t even make it to the road)
It’s well past the time they were all supposed to be flying high, when all of the sudden, the sound of the fans at the base of the balloon filled the airwaves. The RE/MAX balloon slowing started filling up and raising to the sky. It was very exciting. We jumped out of our folding chairs and raced over to the balloon. Front row and able to view it all. It was truly a wonderful, exciting event to witness. As the balloon towered up, winds also started to get heavy. The balloon swerved from side to side, at time toppling down on top of onlookers. Shrieks of laughter coupled with ooh’s and ahhs filled the area. It was such a fun time. Check out our balloon glow video on YouTube.