Social Hub: #BalloonFiesta Day 1 takes flight

Balloon Fiesta 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The 2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is officially underway. People were already lining up at the gates at 4:00 a.m. and the anticipation could be seen around the entire park.

Balloonists were given the green flag Saturday and the balloons flew in Mass Ascension.

The excitement for Balloon Fiesta was also seen all over social media. Here is what people are posting about #BalloonFiesta.

Captain Obvious! @balloonfiesta

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It's happening

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