This afternoon, Boing Boing had its first ever readers' picnic, open to the public, at Doughboy Field in Golden Gate Park.
The good people of Airship Victoria performed tests of a hot helium balloon for a planned Steampunk Dirigible project.
There were balloons (the regular-sized kind), bubbles, gophers, music, magic, a drawing corner, lots of kids, lots of grown-ups, an analog version of Twitter, lots of animated conversations and, best of all, free T-shirts.
My full set of 40 photos can be found in a Flickr set.
[UPDATE: I have posted my 1-1/2-minute video here on my blog and here on YouTube. Also, I found this video taken by attaching a phone to the balloon.]