I was in the Chesapeake Bay Area for a lawyers bankruptcy conference. We spotted a sign for this festival and decided to track it down. It was held at a winery in Cordova MD in the middle of farm country. What a stunning night. I had never seen that many balloons. The glow balloon event was at 9 pm as soon as night fell. The balloon owners kept lighting them up. We were hoping for a launch or “mass Ascension”. It was too dark and the balloons were too close to oune another. Earlier in the evening, as we were waiting in our car in a long line to get in we could see some of the balloons rising above the Maryland cornfields. It was an impromptu joyful summer night.