Each morning one balloon goes up first carrying the flag while someone sings the national anthem. Very moving.
Crewing gets me a crew pass for unlimited access to the field. If you do not crew there is an $8 admission each time you enter the field. If you go to the morning mass assention and then return for the evening glow, that is $16. Also because I crewed, I got a free ride. But if you don't want to crew and you still want to fly, you can go with a commercial outfit.
Have a great flight
These motorhomes are in the VIP campground right above the field. They have a terrific view of the entire field. The spaces are $225 per night. But they get electricity and water.
More special shapes
Linda Wheeler is a professional singer and Boomer. She put on a wonderful show for us after our potluck.
We even had audience participation