So, friends, some pictures from last Saturday's Red Bull Flugtag event, held in Downtown Long Beach, are below. For those of you who don't know the event: 30+ teams are selected to build homemade crafts, get them to the Long Beach pier, and catapult them off a 30' launching pad. Most crafts, needless to say, nosedive straight into the water. With their team. To the 100,000 person audience's great joy and entertainment.
A sneak peak at some crafts the night before.
The craft ideas ranged from political to artistic to ridiculous.
The entraceway in. The quiet before the storm.
The pre-show included a stunt from Red Bull's killer skydivers. Skater Ryan Sheckler also skated off the ramp into the water below. I injured myself just watching all this from afar.
Our amazingly fun judges hard at work.
A view from the Judges' Tower of just some of the 100,000 guests.
The Judges: Tenley (The Bachelor), Ryan Sheckler (Red Bull athlete), Nicole Sullivan (MAD TV, Sh+t My Dad Says), Cheech Marin (Cheech & Chong), Dave Sanchez (KROQ)
Before the sunburn set in, my pal & I--talent coordinators extraordinaire (or so they say).