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The Great DNC Balloon Drop of 2016

The crowd had to nearly wade through a lake of red, white and blue to exit the Wells Fargo Center.

The Democratic National Convention ended with a historic speech from Hillary Clinton. NBC10's Jim Rosenfield has the recap. (Published Friday, July 29, 2016)

After all of the speeches, and the videos, and the cheers, and the tears, and a historic speech by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, there was still one final order of business Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention -- the balloon drop.

Delegates React to Hillary Clinton's SpeechDelegates React to Hillary Clinton's SpeechNBC10's Lauren Mayk gets reaction from delegates on Hillary Clinton's historic speech at the DNC. (Published Friday, July 29, 2016)

And what a drop it was. By the time they finished falling from the sky, the crowd had to nearly wade through a lake of red, white and blue to exit the Wells Fargo Center.

The massive balloon barrage also led to some entertaining moments on stage:

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