As the pandemic swept through the world in 2020, the Taitung International Balloon Festival was also impacted. For people to still be able to experience the festival, The VR Balloon Truck Tour was launched to bring hot air balloons to people outside of Taitung who wished to fly. The festival also featured the “Twilight Balloon” designed by Paiwan artist Sabra Andre. The vividly colored design with indigenous totems is emblematic of the sunrise, mountains, and the Pacific Ocean of Taitung. The Twilight Balloon also aspired to bring the vitality only found in Taitung to people around the island amidst the shadow of the pandemic.