What is Flugtag you ask? Well, have you ever seen those people on TV that build a "craft" that is most of the time is in the shape of a plane or some other flying thing... Then they take it up on to a 25 foot platform and shove it off (with someone manning it) and see how far it "Flys"... ultimately crashing into the water below. Well that's Flugtag. Red Bull Energy Drinks sponsored the event in Portland yesterday so I went up to see what it was about. The people who build these things are crazy... not to mention the pople who go to watch. It was a lot of fun. Here is just a very small sample. 1. The event drew somewhere between 35,000 and 50,000 people... it got a bit crowded. 2. One of the Teams.. The Pink Vikings. Ther ship didn't fly too well. Mind you... That is a 25 Foot plunge he is taking. Talk about going down with your ship! 3. After the ship went... so did the rest of the team....... 4. This is the "Red Ballers" team... they have the funky vintage backetball thing going, and tried to fly in a Chuck Taylor Hi-Top Converse Shoe. The didn't fly too well either... 5. Off We go......... 6. There were some interesting individuals there as well. Many people got into the spirit and came in costume.... don't ask me what that is about. 7. 8.