Today we went to Red Bull Flugtag. It was awesome! I’ve never had more fun watching people fling themselves into the drink. There were red speedos, smurfs, pizza pies, and everything in between.
The whole premise is to construct some kind of “flying” machine and launch off a runway into Lake Michigan. Whichever team gets the farthest distance before submerging their craft is the winner.
Before each team competes, they tend to do a little choreagraphed presentation with music and dance. The Smurf team was pretty funny starting off with the Smurf theme song and fading into Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.” What can get funnier.
It was a really long day with much walking and standing around. By the end, my entire right leg was killing me. I look forward to next years. Maybe I’ll even compete!