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.


Bill Lisleman said...

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

Claudya Martinez 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!!

Bill 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?

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