Thousands of people gathered in Gijon for one of the funniest days of this summer season. Red Bull sponsored the Wing’s Day (Día de las Alas) attracting many visitors to this coastal city in the north of Spain. The event took place by the port of Gijon, and the organizers and local authorities took special care to make sure the event could host thousands of visitors.
Red Bull encourages the participants to register in order to use their wit to create a flying device, that will be then tested on the contest day. They go a long way to create the funniest theme based devices and costumes to have a good laugh and get a smile out of you. Being ingenious is definitely not boring.
Red Bull Contest
Four participants and a pilot form each team. The judges award points based on the following criteria:
• The creativity for the design.
• The 30 seconds team performance prior to the launch.
• Distance flew before touching the water
Even James Brown would not have felt any better after watching all those team performances. Besides, we can say out loud, we are grateful it did not rain.
The participants launch the devices from a high platform by the water. The four participants become the engine for the device and push it along the platform runway, while the pilot stays on the device to steer it. Sometimes it works… and sometimes it does not. The great thing though is they all tried, and they had fun while at it.
There were so many fun designs and costumes. It was impossible not to laugh and get amazed by all these examples of imagination gone wild. As Albert Einstein said:
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere”.
It was a great fun day for Gijon with the thousands of persons that participated in this event. Red Bull definitely gives you the opportunity to win your wings!
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