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PHOTOS: Aug. 22 Water balloon fight at the Masquerade

Water balloon fight at the Masquerade on Aug. 22. AJC/Jamie Gumbrecht

Did Saturday’s water balloon fight at the Masquerade break the Guinness World Record? No official count yet, and there probably won’t be for a day or so. Organizers say it’s not likely.

Post-balloon-fight mud wash. AJC/Jamie Gumbrecht.

However, for a view of how wet and muddy everything got, here’s a water balloon fight photo gallery, from the fill-your-own-balloon station to the hose-yourself-off area.

I’m not sure that breaking the record really matters (at least until someone tries this again next year.) Camp Twin Lakes had a sack of $5 admission fees to take home and for a crowd that spent hours in the August Georgia sun, they were in good spirits. A burst of cold water will do it, especially considering I heard more than one person warn that balloons this big could cause a concussion.

Looking for more? Here’s a video of the first couple minutes of the fight, into the early stages of mud-diving.

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August 25th, 2009
3:38 pm

This should be done every year till we break the record. what a great idea to raise money for charity. good job everyone


August 24th, 2009
2:27 pm

99X and Door44 did a great job organizing the event! We had a great time and i know i will be looking for this event same time next year! Thanks to all those involved. PS: inflatable water slides rock!


August 24th, 2009
11:22 am

There was nothing “dumb” about this. The proceeds benefited an excellent cause – camp for children with disabilities. Read about the cause here and educate yourself:

Jamie Gumbrecht

August 23rd, 2009
5:21 pm

We will be moving on, but really, a few thousand people had a swell time, and the nature of a blog means info gets posted as it’s available, even if it’s staggered. Onward to new things on Monday!


August 23rd, 2009
4:47 pm

Ok, does this mean you can now move on to something else other than this dumb water balloon nonsense? I’m assuming it’s over now, right?