Did you see the meteor over Chicago last night? We hope so, but a meteor it was not.
Last night, at approximately 6:25 p.m., Red Bull Air Force skydivers Jon DeVore, Mike Swanson, and Sean MacCormac jumped into high wings and sprang flares – while pyrotechnics fired in the trail of the descending wingsuit flyers – before landing safely onto the Lake Michigan shoreline. The jump was actually part of the kick-off celebration of the Red Bull Art of Can event in Chicago this week.
Watch the video above to go along for the ride that illuminated Chicago's night sky, and lit-up social media, to see the unidentified flying objects were not a "meteor," "piece of space junk," or a "comet," as local new media originally reported.
Starting Friday, November 7, join us in Millennium Park to celebrate artists from around the country, plus ten local favorites, at the Red Bull Art of Can event that is free and open to the public.
Dates: November 7-16, 2014
Venue: Millennium Park – Chase Promenade South
Times: Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Red Bull Art of Can is a nationwide hunt for creativity where artists are asked to conceptualize and create pieces of art using only Red Bull cans as their primary material. After viewing hundreds of submissions our panel of six judges have selected thirty to be placed on display in a premium art exhibition in downtown Chicago.
Come visit the free, open to the public gallery, view the submissions, mingle with fellow art lovers, and place your vote for the “People’s Choice Award.”