VIDEO: Lolla Attendee Decides It’s A Great Idea To Backflip Off Michigan Avenue Bridge Into The Chicago River
[UPDATE: We originally identified the bridge as the Columbus Street bridge, which is actually called the Columbus Drive bridge, BUT! It’s neither. It is actually the Michigan Avenue bridge.]
Would you do a backflip off the Michigan Avenue bridge?
And if you did decide to do this, what would scare you more — the fall or the disgusting water?
According to the video below, after Lollapalooza on Saturday, one of the festival goers ran into some other Lolla attendees and hit it off.
As they stood chatting on the Michigan Avenue bridge (a great hangout spot, apparently…), the festival goer (armed with the camera on his phone), decided to egg one of his newfound friends on, telling him to do a backflip off the bridge and into the water below.
If your friends jumped off a bridge… You know the rest.
Surprisingly, after a good amount of ribbing, the guy caved. He jumped off the bridge.
Impressively, he seemed okay.
Watch the video below (watch out, there’s some naughty language):
Someone even got it from a second angle: