‘Wicked’ Balloon Soars Over Philadelphia

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Jeremy Haas
It's not a bird or a plane or a witch on a broom, it's a Wicked hot air balloon. Many caught a glimpse of this unusual site in Philadelphia Thursday afternoon.
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SkyForce10
The black balloon truly did 'defy gravity' as it soared above homes, churches, streets and schools.
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Some even called police thinking the low-flying aircraft was in trouble, but it wasn't.
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In anticipation of "WICKED" coming to the Kimmel Center, the balloon flew across the city as a way for fans to win free tickets to the show.
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A crew of three waved to those below.
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Fans were encouraged to snap a photo of the WICKED balloon and post to social media with the caption: Wicked flies to @KimmelCenter #WickedBalloon
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Three entries would be chosen at random and given a pair of tickets for the Friday, July 28th performance.
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Jeremy Haas
Nothing nefarious about that.
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