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Water balloon fight not a record breaker — next year, it’s on!

Saturday's not-quite-record-breaking water balloon fight to benefit Camp Twin Lakes. AJC/Jamie Gumbrecht.

After all the water balloons were thrown everybody was soaked, the 2,107 folks at The Masquerade on Saturday hadn’t broken the record for the world’s largest water balloon fight. (Missed it? Here are photos from the water balloon fight and some very wet video.)

For now, organizers say, the Guinness World Record still belongs to a 2,800-person fight from a few years ago.

Saturday’s $5 admission fees went to non-profit Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, but there’s no totaled-up dollar amount yet. A lot of younger kids who attended arrived with bags full of coins, and they can take a while to count, said balloon fight organizer Jaynie Coffee, of Door 44.

Don’t be too disappointed, though: Coffee said they’ll definitely do it again next year.

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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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VIDEO: Atlanta’s try for world’s largest water balloon fight

Were you among the thousands trying to beat the record for world’s largest water balloon fight at Masquerade Music Park on Saturday?

No official word on how many people or balloons attended the event — it was a benefit for Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge — but as you can see from the video I shot, nobody went home dry. (Except me. I hung out on stage. Someone had to staff the camera!)

Looking for photos? Got those, too!

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