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What would the world’s largest water balloon fight look like? Atlanta will try to find out at the Masquerade on August 22.

WATER BALLOON FIGHT!

*splash*

That’s how these things are supposed to start, right?

Especially when 99X and other partners come togehter Saturday at Masquerade Music Park to try to break the Guinness record for the world’s largest water balloon fight. It’s an all-ages event, but there will be a games, a DJ and a full bar.

They’ll need some 3,000 people to break the record, and they’re turning it into a fund-raiser — $5 admission fees will go to Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge.

This seems to be the kind of record that everyone wants to break, but as far as I can tell, it currently belongs to Microsoft, which gathered 2,849 people and 51,400 water balloons for a fight.

What does such a thing look like? Here’s a video from my beloved former workplace, the Lexington Herald-Leader. A photographer there shot a water balloon fight at University of Kentucky in 2008 that fell 100-some people short of the record, but still got pretty wet.

Want to go? Masquerade Music Park, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. $5. 1 p.m. doors, 4 p.m. fight. www.99x.com for details or to pre-register.

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