Thursday, March 31, 2011
Crowd surfing world record broken
Crowd surfing as we know it: sweaty man lifted to shoulder-height by insensible gig-goers for a nano-second before tumbling to the floor due to unsustainable weight. Crowd surfing as Giel Beelen knows it: over two hours of 'hang time'. Radio presenter Giel got a big hand from hundreds of fans when he set a new world record for crowd surfing. The Dutch DJ spent two hours, three minutes and 30 seconds aloft being passed around 250 helpers in Hilversum while his show went out on local station 3FM. Speaking after the event Giel said: 'It sounds easy but I'm completely drained. Every couple of minutes you're getting jabbed in the ribs or worse and your head bobs around like it's on a spring.' He managed to raise £20,000 for charity.