Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism The Doomed Cleveland Balloonfest of '86 2 months ago   00:49


So The Cleveland Board of Tourism was not happy with the first video that I turned in. In fact, they said that upon viewing it, three of the board members moved away.

They insisted that I turn in a proper Cleveland tourism video, otherwise they will pursue litigation.

So I was really planning on buckling down and giving it my all this time, but there was a "Rock of Love" marathon on VH1 last night that I didn't want to miss, so I cranked this video out in even less time than the first one. Roughly 35 minutes total.

Despite this, I'm rather pleased with how it turned out, and I think they will be too.


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erza of fairytail
The sad thing is that I live in Cleveland and all of these things are so true
1.7K people slowed down in east cleveland
Nobody's talking about " our main export is crippling depression "
Brandon T
Wow and I thought Detroit was fucked up!
Jackterrarian Gamer
I’m selling replay buttons cost 1 like

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Who is still watching 2019
Ethan Gray
3rd Attempt PLEASE
Not too bad actually minus the dead fish of course. Cleveland looks better than Miami by a lot.
Donald J. Trump
howly shit that city looks like shit
Didn't you get kicked out of your place from you landlord because of this song?
CJ John
I almost died
I'm in Cleveland right now for the first time and this is the first thing that came to my mind 🤣🤣🤣
All of our fish have AIDS
Cheese it ninja 72
so realistic and true
Preetty Goood
the LeBron James line hasn't aged well has it
Z_man12229 or zayden
I live in ohio all this is true
Nordic Gamer
“We see the sun almost three times a year”
well still better than anything Denmark can pull off
Nordic Gamer
I have a sudden erge to visit Cleveland
forgivengamer 83
I can conform I live in Detroit and it looks like crime central nuke clear fallout
Parker Wesell
Obj gonna love it there
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The Doomed Cleveland Balloonfest of '86 Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism 2 months ago   06:35

In September 1986, the city of Cleveland attempted to set a special record: the simultaneous launch of 1.5 million balloons. But fate intervened, and the result was both crazier and more tragic than anyone could have imagined. Read more: https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/562556/cleveland-balloonfest/

"Balloonfest" is directed by Nathan Truesdell. It is part of The Atlantic Selects, an online showcase of short documentaries from independent creators, curated by The Atlantic.