The morning began with the earth shaking. Then...
Christ rose from the crowd.
While most of the regular balloons lifted off to compete in the day's ring toss and bean bag drop competition, many of the special shape balloons inflated but did not take off.
The cow balloon inflated.
Then they took it down and inflated a normal shaped cow balloon for the competition, I assume.
Rolling up the cow while the cow prepares for lift off.
This gangly green thing that spilled out into the road turned out to be a frog.
Doughboy, Frog, Pirate and Tom and Jerry.
A monumental Big Red Dog.
"Arizona, take off your rainbow shades" Mark Lindsay
The competition was to fly to the field or navigate back to the field and either toss a ring over a pole or drop a bean bag on an X.
The Albuquerque Police Department's horses were very popular.