Local Bar and Restaurant Teams To Compete In Red Bull Flugtag
Though we haven’t been informed of any teams planning to throw sausages into the crowd as their handmade, piloted weinermobiles take flight (then almost immediately plummet into the dankness of the Delaware River below), we do know there will be plenty of eating and drinking as five bar/restaurant teams compete tomorrow in Flugtag on the Camden Waterfront.
If somehow you’ve missed the current TV ad campaign and were among the first to spend time in a bath salt-induced haze two years ago when the Red Bull-sponsored spectacle of goofy engineering first landed in Camden, Flugtag is a day-long event that travels to cities around the world, asking their residents to design and fly engineless vehicles off a ramp into the water. The flightmobile that travels the farthest wins. Ridiculous? Yes? Unmissable? Also yes.
Of the more than 30 teams competing tomorrow, we’ll be cheering for teams from Drink Philly, PhillyBars215 Flying Mummers (comprised of employees from Avram Hornik’s universe of bars and not, as far as we know, any Mummers), the Brick House Bullies (from Brick House in the Northeast), Beast of Amis (from guess where) and the Skydive School Dropouts, featuring members from Rebel, Zee bar and Delilah’s – without any dancers, though, sadly. The teams will fly (or fall, as the case may be) from 1 to 3:30, with gates to the free event opening at 11.
Descriptions of the teams, along with pictures or drawings of the flying circus carriages and photos of the crews, are all online at redbullflugtagusa.com, where you can vote for your favorite team in the people’s choice award. As of this writing, the Brick House Bullies were in close second place, and Beast of Amis was in fifth.
Follow our live Tweets from the event tomorrow at @foobooz.
Red Bull Flugtag [Official website]