Behold the Friday night "Mass Ascension" at the 2008 Pennington Balloon Championship, and see how a mufuckin balloon festival does it, and then sob fruitlessly to your city fathers, "Why, father, is our balloon festival some limp, triflin' bullshit?" and then point to our balloon filled skies. "Don't you love us?" He will, of course, have no answer because his shame is a mute traveling companion on his arduous trudge through life.
I want to start an Explosions in the Sky kind of band to do a 20-minute rising tide guitar single called "Mass Ascension Pts. 1 and 2" and use only balloon festival footage for the video. It will be like Van Halen's "Dreams" for the psuedo-intellectual stoner set.