Sunday, September 07, 2008

FLUGTAG Chicago 2008

Update May 2011 --

Mrs. 4444 at Half-Past Kissin' Time, started a saturday collection service many months ago.  What does she collect?
Why good blog posts of course.

This was a fun one to create because going to this event was fun.  It's also a good example of odd stuff that I enjoy.  Not weird - just odd.

Saturday Sampling

Unknown Mami started this Sunday share a post of your city theme. You can find her blog by clicking this badge:


Unknown Mami


At the beginning of the clip you get a view of the Chicago downtown from North Beach. The John Hancock building is very noticeable as I pan my little camera.

Ok - the music is kinda corny but I was trying to find some flying music and I didn't look too long. It was fun to watch and I don't know when they be doing it again.

Enjoy -





I made it to Flugtag Chicago last Saturday. North Beach

I put together this short video. It would have been better if I just could of been there a little earlier and been able to position on the other side of a bush and a few people. Of course it's hard to get a good view of the "landing strip". I heard there were about 70,000 people trying to get that view.

Here's a few pictures too.
(click the picture for a larger version)


The flying El was a Chicago favorite. It was written up in the Tribune. They did a great job of creating an L train, but it didn't fly far. The article about the team explained it all in one sentence.
"....Basically, it gave us a reason to get out our power tools and pound a few beers at least once a week...."


The pirates throw a wench in the water first.

The guy looks like he is wing walking on the way down!!!


Getting that "hitting the water" shot from my position was tough.

7 comments:

lisleman said...

just a reminder - did you click on the pictures to enlarge them? They are easier to see.
thanks

Unknown Mami said...

That was fun! The music made me think I was watching a Broadway musical.

The door you asked about in my pics is a recessed door just around the corner from my home.

ymK said...

That looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing. I love unknown mami for starting this cool sundays in the city.

Sonya said...

I loved the video! How fun!!

lisleman said...

everyone - thanks it good to get some comments on the clip I made.

Mrs4444 said...

Wow. I found the music incredibly, incredibly annoying, and then I realized I had the video playing in TWO tabs at the same time--Wow. Still not sure Flugtag is, but it must be fun to have 70,000 people in attendance!

lisleman said...

LOL - the music is annoying enough playing on just one player at a time. I could go back and edit that old clip but I doubt I would bother. Flugtag - German meaning flying day (maybe you should ask you Milwaukee neighbors down south) and it's sponsored by Red Bull which I don't drink. Why drink that if I have good coffee. I included their site if you're interested. You could sign up for the Tampa Bay challenge this fall. I think you could get your mom to do it. You did get her barefoot in the snow - right?


http://www.redbullflugtagusa.com/

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