The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is easily one of the most unique and colorful events that the Flex Seal Tour visits. Situated in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the chile capital of the world, this meeting of aeronauts and fans alike brings in more than 800,000 people over 9 days. That rivals some of the biggest festivals in the country! With gates opening at 4:30 am, I’d say it has some of the most dedicated fans as well (coming in just shy of Flex Fans.) After setting up the Flex Seal booth before sunrise, we could look into the sky to see the dawn patrol. This was a small group of balloons that goes up early to check wind conditions and the visibility of landing sites. Once dawn patrol gives the go-ahead, the rest of the balloons can inflate and prepare for mass ascension. Mass ascension is exactly what it sounds like: a massive amount of balloons ascending into the sky. Not everyone goes at once, though. They have officials on the ground that make sure the balloons take off with the right kind of timing so no one collides with anyone else.
While the spectacle in the skies was certainly astounding, the Flex Seal team had an enticement of our own: free samples of Flex Tape and Flex Glue. Not everyone who came up to the booth this weekend was a first time user, however. We had a hefty handful of Flex Tape users tell us that Flex Tape’s waterproof capabilities and triple thick adhesive layer saved their campers from rain on the road. A roll of Flex Tape is a must-have for any travelers out there! We also had a Flex Fan whose boot’s sole was coming off. No one should ever have to part with a good pair of boots too soon, and luckily for them, Flex Glue works stupendously on soles. They even came back the next day with a repaired boot and made sure to show us! One of the biggest generators of excitement was our brand new all glass demo for Flex Glue Clear! Flex Glue could always glue glass, but now it just makes more sense. Clearly!
Even after meeting so many Flex Fans this weekend, I feel like there are more of you out there who haven’t seized the opportunity to visit the Flex Seal booth on our Flex Seal tour. If you have the opportunity to come to an event, we’d be happy to have you! If not, make sure to follow along with our many forms of social media with #flexsealtour. See you next time, and as always, Flex On!