I know at least one of you is from New Mexico. Albuquerque - home of the International Balloon Fiesta. I've never seen it in person, but this is a pictoral depiction - -
This is a pictoral depiction of our Walla Walla Balloon Stampede -
So, I'm thinking that maybe "stampede" is a little misleading. Maybe it's more of a "stroll" - through the sky. It IS beautiful, though, this balloon stroll of ours.