Amazing how spicy a single habanero can make things.
Unfortunately, it seems that I will likely still be in the process of attending dinner party while what seems likely to be the most photogenic event of the Northampton Cooperative Bank Balloon Festival at Look Park, the Balloon Glow, occurs. Description from the website so you can imagine, at least: " All balloons are inflated and stood up at dark. The balloonists light their tanks and light up the balloons to the beat of music and make a nice show." Pity.