MILWAUKEE,WI – Red Bull’s first ever Flugtag event drew large crowds to the Lakefront this past week, in an atmosphere of fun and competitive excitement. The Day’s festivities were briefly interrupted as The Hop unexpectedly plunged from the performance stage in to Lake Michigan, killing 20 passengers.
Event organizers were shocked to discover that The Hop’s route was expanded the day before to include Lakefront Park and the Flugtag event stage.
City Spokesman Wolfgang Gerhard told WNT, “The City has been working tirelessly to expand The Hop’s route to accommodate growing demand. The event organizers were not informed that The Hop’s north route was expanded to include the event stage. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience these tragic deaths caused at the Flugtag event.”
A spokesperson for Red Bull told reporters that this year’s event was an overwhelming success, despite The Hop’s interruption. Event Spokesperson Ricardo Klement told WNT, “The destruction of The Hop was unplanned at this event, but the crowd’s response was generally positive. We’re hoping to bring the event back to Milwaukee in the near future and incorporate the destruction of The Hop as a scheduled part of the day’s festivities.”