The Wild Sushi: Red Bull Flugtag Vancouver 2006

We’re back! Check us out as “You’re not sushi – you’re chicken!” in Red Bull Soapbox Vancouver 2008

Posted in Uncategorized by adrienne on the July 26th, 2008

You can read all about our new project on our blog as You’re not sushi – you’re chicken! in Red Bull Soapbox Vancouver 2008.

Comments Off on We’re back! Check us out as “You’re not sushi – you’re chicken!” in Red Bull Soapbox Vancouver 2008

Sushi Gone Wild says, “Domo arigato!”

Posted in Thank You by adrienne on the August 26th, 2006

Sushi Gone Wild is wildly thankful for the help and support we received to get us through Canada’s first Red Bull Flugtag event in Vancouver.

First, thank you to our parents!  Sushi Gone Wild wouldn’t have made it as far as we did without the borrowed garage, the advice with tools, the extra pairs of hands, the food, and everything in between.  We wish you could have been on that deck with us!

Thanks again to our sponsors Main Realty and Plum.  Also, thanks to the Rain Forest Pet Spectrum store for supplying us with endless amounts of cardboard and styrofoam.

A big shout-out goes to the Red Bull staff for putting on the fantastic event – especially to Joanna, who was the bestest “Flugtag Mother” ever!

Thanks to Team Sushi Gone Wild for sharing the same sense of weird – for believing that tossing a giant sushi off a pier sounded like “an awesome thing to do – let’s do it!”  (Could it be genetic, my fellow right-handed goofy-footed family?)

Sushi Gone Wild also thanks our fans – those who threw us SMS votes, those who complimented this website, and especially those who were just plain entertained by our sushi and skit – your smiles and laughs made this experience worth it.  If you’re a stalker-type fan, go ahead and email us:

I’ll end this very last post on this blog with a quote from the Northern Exposure episode “Burning Down the House”.  (If you’ve seen the episode you’ll understand how it fits perfectly with the Flugtag experience – the trebuchet!)

~ “It’s not the thing you fling, it’s the fling itself.” ~

Sushi Gone Wild logo


Comments Off on Sushi Gone Wild says, “Domo arigato!”

Sushi Gone Wild Fame

Posted in The Event: Flugtag Vancouver by adrienne on the August 25th, 2006

This post contains interviews, videos, photos and mentions that Sushi Gone Wild received over the course of the 2006 Vancouver Flugtag experience. Please note that I will remove any media articles/videos if requested.

(Note: If the PDF links below fail to load, try pressing “Refresh” in the new browser window).

TV Spots

Print Media Spots

Internet Spots

Flight of The Wild Sushi

Comments Off on Sushi Gone Wild Fame

L’esprit de Flugtag

Posted in The Event: Flugtag Vancouver by adrienne on the August 24th, 2006

What’s a contest without results?  Here’s how the hardware was handed out at Canada’s first Red Bull Flugtag event:

Grand prize: The Big Shooter
Second prize: Pirates of False Creek
Third prize: Spadflyer
Farthest flight: The Big Shooter
People’s choice: Ballerz Club Ghetto Club
(Click here for the official Flugtag Vancouver results)

The Big Shooter flew to a North American Flugtag record of 86-feet (which is still a lot less than the world Flugtag record of 195-feet).  What’s mind-boggling is how much money was spent on The Big Shooter: $100,000.  That’s $1163/foot flown.  (Compare that to The Wild Sushi: $400/20-feet = $20/foot flown).  Considering that the prize money was only $7500, let’s hope that the remaining $92,500 bought a lot of pride.

Anyway, one of the best things about being a part of the Flugtag experience is what I’ll call l’esprit de Flugtag – the mutual admiration the teams had for each other’s handiwork, creativity, and ability to work duct tape.

The best way to capture l’esprit de Flugtag is through photos:

Back to the Flugtag's DeLorean
Leonard is no Marty McFly.  (Back to the Flugtag)

Pirates of False Creek
Arrrr!  (Pirates of False Creek)

Poutine Wagon
Mmmm.  Poutine Wagon and Sushi Gone Wild like to think about the same things.

Air Guitar
Sushi Gone Wild plays Air Guitar.

Grease Flightening
Summer Nights were hot with Grease Flightening.

Egg Man
Egg Man incubates with the help of the Blow Tronic (Suicide Blonde) in the background.

Red Bull girls with Sushi Gone Wild
The Red Bull girls pose with Sushi Gone Wild.  (Had to post Leonard’s favourite photo).

Comments Off on L’esprit de Flugtag

Get Your Motor Runnin’

Posted in The Event: Flugtag Vancouver by adrienne on the August 23rd, 2006

At 1:45pm on Saturday, August 19, 2006, on the Red Bull Flugtag flight deck in False Creek in Vancouver, it was Sushi Gone Wild’s time to give’er.  In the span of 3 minutes, everything Sushi Gone Wild had worked towards for two months came to an end with a glorious second of flight.

Down the ramp goes The Wild Sushi
The 300 lb Wild Sushi needed a little help going down the ramp to the flight deck.

The first thing that all teams did when it was their turn to take the stage was to talk to the MCs, MuchMusic VJ Matte Babel and The Beat‘s Nira Arora.  Pilot Elizabeth Shrimp did the talking (and was très fab!), while the rest of the team hurriedly set up the props – the stool, chopsticks, and chopsticks rest.  Katherine Wasabi also put her cat-like reflexes to use when she held back The Wild Sushi from prematurely rolling into the Creek!

The Wild Sushi on deck, in place for take-off
Katherine was constantly distracted by fans who screamed, “WASABI!”

Before we knew it (really!), our arrangement of the song Born to be Wild (Steppenwolf) started and off we went.  (Born to be Wild ~ Wild Sushi ~ Sushi Gone Wild.  Get it?  Clever, no?).  Sushi Gone Wild used our minute-long skit to the max as we strutted our bulky stuff for the crowd and judges – one of whom was apparently Brendan Morrison, currently of the Vancouver Canucks.

Our skit was an umm…interpretive dance about an independent shrimp who was “looking for adventure” and found it in the wrong place.  The shrimp had thought that the cool soy sauce, wasabi and sushi rolls were having a rad time ‘soul training’.  But she was sadly mistaken, as she was forced by the others to take the plunge on The Wild Sushi.  There’s a life lesson in there somewhere for kids, I think.

Sushi Gone Wild skit
Sushi Gone Wild prepares to ‘soul train’ for the masses.

When the music gave the final bellow of “Booornnn to beeee wiiild”, a salmon roll, soy sauce bottle, wasabi and avacado roll frantically pushed a shrimp and The Wild Sushi off a pier.  That moment of flight was fantabulous – the lift…the splash…the floating.  Watching that perfectly round circle merrily drift atop False Creek was an image Sushi Gone Wild won’t forget; it brought the brilliant ridiculousness of the event to a tranquil close.

Photo courtesy of pokedyoureyeout on Flickr
Sushi – meet Creek.  Photo courtesy of pokedyoureyeout on Flickr.

Suddenly, there was booing!  Apparently the masses were disappointed in how the rest of the team hadn’t taken the plunge.  Leonard, however, swears they were saying Boo-urns.  I didn’t mind the booing much – I mean, how many people can say they’ve been booed by a crowd of 30,000?  Heck, even Brendan Morrison gets booed live by only 18,000 people on any given game night.

Anyway, Sushi Gone Wild is wildly happy to report that Pilot Elizabeth is in one piece, after having recovered from belly-flopping upon impact on The Wild Sushi.  And for those who care about such things, The Wild Sushi officially flew 20-feet.  Not too shabby!

Feel free to email Sushi Gone Wild:

Comments Off on Get Your Motor Runnin’
Next Page »