A little behind, because Day 8 had three sessions when you include the Music Fiesta.
Instead of taking photos of the dawn patrol, morning glow, or the mass ascension, we walked up and down the midway area with the artisans, vendors, and crowds. These photos are my from my iPhone XS Max, and a glimpse of what it is like to be at the Balloon Fiesta and not on the launch field.
Once again, despite having a media pass, we were told we could not take any photos with our DSLR. This was despite the fact that up until we sat in our seats, all the volunteers at every gate/ticket check (3 of them, before we got to our seats) said there was no problem with taking photos, even with our professional equipment.
Here are a couple of the good ones I took before the ban, of Cassadee Pope, the country act before Justin Moore.
Bob talked to the “gatekeeper” at the last checkpoint before our seats, and he said it was fine to get photos from his vantage point (at the entrance to the Reserved Seats section). Here are a couple photos of Justin Moore from that viewpoint.
Night Magic Glow
It was the last evening glow of the Balloon Fiesta, so we made sure we were down on the launch field. My friend Ken Sklute had his Fractals balloon there for the glow, so I made sure to get some photos. I arrived at his balloon just as he was standing up the balloon – just in time!