Festi’Life Festival

August 18, 2014 Assignment ID: 30162558A : Lori Sousa, in Peter Maxmean’s car, holding on to the 30 “just married” balloons just purchased at Party City. Lori suggested to Peter that she should hold the balloons out the window while he drove the car. They bought 30 balloons and lost 24 when the strings holding the balloons snapped. By the time they pull up to their subsidized apartment building, a deflated Lori is clutching just six balloons. “That was a bad idea I had,” Mr. Maxmean gently tells her, even as he quietly calculates the loss of 24 helium balloons at 90 cents apiece. NYTCREDIT:Ángel Franco/The New York Times NYTCREDIT: Ángel Franco/The New York Times