|This evening, we'll see the Special Shape Glowdeo.|
Special shape balloons are defined as any balloon that doesn't conform strictly to the normal rounded balloon shapes. Some shapes are simple - pointed ears and whiskers added to a "regular" balloon to make it into a kitty's head. Others - the flying houses, cars, cacti, chili ristras, bottles, cans, critters, and so on - are computer-designed engineering marvels costing tons of money.
The very first shapes appeared at Balloon Fiesta in the 1970s, and became increasingly common - and crowd favorites - in the 1980s.
In 1989, the Balloon Fiesta created the Special Shape Rodeo to specially showcase these incredible creations.
The Special Shape Glowdeo features these fabulous balloons in a static display as pilots fire their burners and light up at the same time. These are, perhaps, the most beautiful single moments in all of Balloon Fiesta.
The Glowdeo will be followed by the AfterGlow Fireworks Show, one of New Mexico's most spectacular fireworks display.
Bus returns to hotel around 9:00 PM.