I really didn’t know what to expect when I agreed to volunteer at the Market Square Water Balloon Fight. It was an awesome afternoon – there had been a group of volunteers who spent all day filling water balloons. When I arrived around 3, a crowd had formed and was enjoying the music of Joy Ike (Joy is fan of IheartPGH and it was great to hear her preform). Omar-Abdul took over as DJ to get the crowd pumped up. I am not just saying this because I Omar-Abdul is a friend, he is one of the best DJs I know. I didn’t have a full appreciation of the skill of a DJ until we had a run in with a not great one back at the IheartPGH party last year. I have heard Omar-Abdul many a time and it is always a good time. If you see his name on the list of DJ’s then you are in for a treat. Check out his monthly event The Big Throw Back which is usually at the Brillobox each month.
At 4pm The kids fight kicked off and it was 15 minutes of cute kids going crazy. The kids fight was followed by the adult fight – 2 pick up trucks filled with water balloons were moved into the middle of market square for the event. It was really great to see so many people fill market square and just enjoy the summer in Pittsburgh. One of my favorite pictures is above and here are some other pictures I took during the day.
Other blog coverage of the fight:
- Eyes on Fire – he has an amazing picture from the fight
- dongle extraordinaire – “I’m not going to lie, it was pretty awesome”
Pittsburgh isn’t the only city throwing water balloons – check out this one in San Francisco to honor John Wayne:
- Balloon Fight Tonight Honor’s John Wayne’s Birthday, Wetness
- John Wayne Memorial Water Balloon Fight in Alamo Square – this post has some links to follow up pictures