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Ok... Saturday night at Jackson, Michigan was a RARE event. Not for the weather, but for the incredible photo opportunities.

Jackson, one of our favorite events in the world! When the weather is perfect, it is even better. Saturday night was such a night. The sky was perfect, the sun was behind us and the chase vehicles moved out of the way quickly... 

So, on this page, there will be few captions but amazing photos from 3 different photographers. Me, because it is what I do, plus, we have photographs from Susan James who is the incredible DJ from the Big Dog & Susan Morning Show on K105.3 FM in Jackson, and from Crew Chief & owner of the special shape Octopus balloon, Judy Woller.

Please click on the pictures for a larger view.

Photos by: Teri DiLibero


This is Sushi...


Swimming among the balloons














Look close at the ground. There is  a little fire starting in the grass.

Here is the close-up view.




Here is Barry with his little fire dance... the fire had spread rapidly, but who knew that Barry could move that fast? Twice! He don't need no stinkin' fire extinguisher.



You can see the fire if you click on the photo.




Safely, they both flew across the field to entertain the crowd.



Susan James from K105.3FM Radio... She is an aspiring radio personality! Who knows where she will end up!? Air America or FoxNews?????

These are the kids I picked off of the field and told to RUN!!!!!!! to catch LaRistra! & The Little Pirate... They did... they stayed and they were AMAZING! They caught The Little Pirate and stayed 'til the end. They even helped pack up La Ristra!

I cannot thank them enough.


Mike Shrum! He leaps across the field in a single bound! This is just as he touches down.

Superman or 20 billion dollar man?

You decide!




Caption this!


Actually, this is not the South Africa Balloon. It says USA. Beautiful Balloon.

Photos by: Susan James from K-105.3 FM

The first two photos are from her Friday morning flight. That is ok, they look just as cool here.

One field, 50 crew, no balloons (they all left)

Saturday night!



My supremely favorite picture from Saturday night!!

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Photos by: Judy Woller






2nd favorite!

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Hey, are those bear feet?




No, these are NOT Jackson Prison Inmates.




Really, truthfully... too many cool, amazing photos to pick from. You should see the photos I didn't pick for this page! Incredible... Saturday evening at the Hot Air Jubilee was a photographers dream. Thank you to Judy and Susan for giving me too many to choose from! 


Disclaimer: I am not a balloon freak. Honest.


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