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A few weeks ago I blogged about watching the Perseid Meteor Shower and I mentioned that before heading out to the desert we had spent the evening at the Sandy City Balloon Glow which is part of the annual Balloon Festival.
Last year when we attended the balloon glow it was a last minute photowalk that was cut short due to some extreme winds. This year the weather was perfect and we had plenty of time to listen to the band and walk around all the balloons.
But before I show any more balloon images I want to share images of the incredible band that played the festival this year. The Folka Dots have a fun upbeat back country sound that gets your toes tapping and for those less self conscious among us you’ll find yourself dancing. I was super excited to see them live as I had first heard them last year on my favorite radio program Radio West.
I wanted the images to match the music, so I gave them a vintage feel.
After a few songs the balloons showed up and started to get ready to light up.
What does it take to hold these things down?
As the ambient light fell the glows got even brighter.
I had such a fun time at the Balloon glow, and the great evening I had there turned into a great night out in the West Desert watching the Perseids. I can’t wait for next year!
Thanks for taking time to look at my shots, I hope you enjoyed them. Please check out the links to The Folka Dots and Radio West (the host Doug Fabrizio is an amazing interviewer!) and I’ll see you soon with some more images.