Minnesota (Cont'd)


John released the rope attaching him to the ground, and lifted slowly off the ground, drifting off to the north at 5 miles per hour or so alongside Ivan's hot-air balloon. The crowd watched silently. At most events the spectators cheered when the helium balloon man took off, but no one in Faribault knew if you were supposed to cheer at such an event and no one wanted to be the first.




Many people were taking pictures, and John took out his camera and began taking pictures back. He shouted "smile!", which got a few laughs. And then he was floating up over the hangars, and out across the highway to the North.



Helium Balloon Man (1.1 MB)

Video: Brad Scott