Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Who Wants to Join My Crew?

Last Saturday, Vol Fan and I headed south to Long Beach.  It is a miserable drive, directly thru the heart of Los Angeles.  Even on a Saturday, the traffic is awful.  What should have been an hour drive took aboout 2.5 hours!!  But we had a destination, an event - so turning back was not an option.  And yes, the event was worth the traffic.

We attended the Red Bull Flugtag.

What's a flugtag, you say?  Well, have you ever seen ads on TV for Red Bull where people dress up in crazy outfits and push a homemade rig of some sort off the end of a pier to see if it will fly?  Yep, that is a flugtag.

Not only were they graded on the distance of their flight but they were judged for their creativity of design, their outfits, and their pre-jump dance.  And let me tell you, they were pretty darn creative!  There was Team Ramirez.  Their vehicle was a baseball cap and the crew all had uniforms on.  The hat even had long 'hair' like Manny Ramirez.
Our favorite was Team Chuck Norris.  Their dance was a choreographed fight scene where Chuck opened a can of whoop ass on all of them.  Hilarious!
There were teams of Easter Peeps and people in colorful body suits and guys wearing diapers!
After the event, we grabbed a bite to eat and walked around the waterfront in an effort to let the traffic clear out.  There were tons of people in attendance.  This is just one small section!
Long Beach has a beautiful waterfront area.  But if you ever vacation here, don't hang around too long after dark.  If the news is correct, they have a lot of crime!  And as with any event, there is always cleanup afterward.
It looked like SO much fun.  I decided that I am going to enter a crew in one.  Any one want to join?


Mental P Mama said...

Well what is our theme gonna be???

Busy Bee Suz said...

This looks like SO much fun.
Love the Chuck Norris idea!!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I can totally see you doing this!

Snooty Primadona said...

Count me in. Just let me know when & I'll be there!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well---if anyone can put a crew together, it would be WOODY.... I'm sure that you have lots of friends and family members who will join in!!!!! Can't wait to see what you come up with.....

Cute idea--but I wouldn't like all of that traffic and that crowd... Yipes!!!!

Lori said...

This looks like such a blast!How fun it must have been to watch this...and all the people watching...I could so see you doing this and if I could, I would be right there with you. :)

Desert Survivor said...

How fun!