Thursday’s Special Shape Rodeo mass ascension Timelapse, best of Social Media

Perfect ballooning weather Thursday enabled the 2017 Balloon Fiesta to launch for the sixth day in a row. Thousands of people took to the Balloon Fiesta field to watch the Special Shape Rodeo mass ascension with a slight Albuquerque Box.

Thursday’s events included a Laser Light Show which took place at 5:45 am, Dawn Patrol at 6:00 am, mass ascension at 7:00 am, followed by flying competition. The AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational had a morning and evening session. A Special Shape Glowdeo™ is schedule for 6:00 pm followed by a Laser Light show and AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show.

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Beautiful morning at the #balloonfiesta2017

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It's that time of year again. Balloon Fiesta #balloons #balloonfiesta

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We always have each other🐧 #balloonfiesta #2017 #NM #nmtrue #albuquerque #family

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My sons favorite time of year. Balloons everywhere #balloonfiesta #toddlerfun

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Captivating ❤️ #dannyboy #baloons #balloonfiesta2017 #morning

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Take me home #balloons #balloons🎈 #ballonfiesta #balloonfiesta2017

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Star Wars #balloons #balloonfiesta2017 #balloonfiesta

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No filter needed. #BalloonFiesta #Albuquerque #ThingsToDoABQ

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