Not technically a parade balloon, but you get my point.
Despite my general bemusement of killer floating cartoon figures and my fear of Oz-inspired transportation devices, I still suppose that a a hot air balloon ride must be like a peaceful journey that allows you to float in blissful tranquility over the madness of the earth. (before your impending doom)
~~picture duly and immediately removed due to a rather nasty comment I received from the designer of the banner who is evidently very, very, very proud and rightfully protective of his work and creativity. Here we really don't disagree, because I too think it is truly a wonder. I mean, WHO KNEW it was so action-packed? Please, click on the link below and be just as impressed.~~
So I have to ask, 2009 Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival, is this what you're all about? Sure based on your incredibly long titled event, I would expect there would be both airplanes and hot air balloons, but simultaneously? I had heard that the hot air balloon festival was spectacularly beautiful but I had no idea it was an extreme sport.
Thanks BCFoFASaBF for broadening my horizons and expanding my mind. I think I'll celebrate with a bowl of cereal.