Posts Tagged ‘motorcross’

Redbull X-Fighters

May 19, 2009

As a result of winning the pitch for Red Bull during my PR strategy class, my team was invited to attend their motor-cross event as their VIP guests. I think their agreement to participate in our course paid off, in the sense that over the course of our project, the consumption of Red Bull spiked (within my class, at least). It was a good way to end with a bang to my final semester in university, and I thoroughly enjoyed working alongside my team-mates!

After a sushi-licious dinner at ichiban boshi we headed down to the Singapore Flyer where the event was held. I’ve never caught a motorcross event before so I was actually looking forward to it. I saw the crowd herding towards the area even before I had dinner, though later we found out it was due in part, to a Tiger Beer football match viewing held in proximity to the motor cross venue.

Red Bull Tent

As we were a tad late, we had to squish through the crowds before locating the VIP area, which had a superb view of the set-up and we were treated to an open bar with freeflow of *guess?* Red Bull drinks.

the "stage"

beneath the singapore flyer

beneath the singapore flyer

And well, these motorbiking daredevils wow-ed the crowd with their gravity defying stunts and tricks in the air. It was heart stopping to watch. It takes just a matter of seconds between the momment where they zip up the ramp on their bikes, become airborne *cue pose/stunt/handstand/backflip* before landing on the other ramp. I find it amazing how these guys live on andrenalin and the edge of life. Playing with their lives as they do, any wrong move could result in serious injury, let alone wrecking their careers.

kids are advised not to try this at home

kids are advised not to try this at home

bikeintheair

After that we slowly trooped to Butter Factory for their after-party and took many touristy pictures along the way. All in all a fun night, but I found out the hard way; that too many Red Bull mixers keeps sleep at bay for the entire night. What can I say folks, it gives you wings!

ANTM to be

ANTM to be


strolling down the boardwalk

strolling down the boardwalk


the team

the team


Pointing out spelling errors is what comms students do best

Pointing out spelling errors is what comms students do best

Credits to zm for his photo-graphy skills, mr oh who kindly gave me a lift home, and the nice guys for inviting us to the event. =)

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