We went to Universal Studios on Wednesday and DH tried out for Fear Factor Live. He was cast for the show, competed in 3 stunts just like the TV show… AND WON!!!
In the first stunt, each of them had to stand on a platform way up in the air, and hold onto a bar above them. Then the platform dropped out from below their feet. The two who fell first were eliminated. The one who held on the longest got to pick their partner for the next stunt. DH blew the others out of the water. There was a guy and 2 girls to pick from, so DH picked the guy (he would also be his competitor for the final stunt if they won round 2).
The second stunt was in 2 parts. The first half, DH was hoisted into the air (only about 5 feet high) and held a bucket. His partner (Ed) had to reach into a tank of eels and pull out beanbags, he then had to toss them to DH. They caught 4, the girls team caught 3. For the second half, DH was lifted 3 stories high, then swung like a pendulum. This time HE had to toss and Ed caught. But DH didn’t get to throw bean bags, he had to toss dead, rotting octopi. Since they won the first half, they had 1 extra octopus. They caught 4, the girls caught 1.
For the third stunt, DH and Ed raced against each other as they scaled the side of a building pulling flags, then slid down a pole, raced to a car, climbed in and started it. Once started, the car raised up to the ceiling and they had to climb out onto the hood to pull off flags off the front of the car while getting rained on, then climb back in, to the back seat and grab a “rocket launcher” and shoot a target to win.
DH won!!! He won 4 1-day, 2-park tickets to Universal (which NEVER expire and are a $300 value), a Fear Factor video game, and a t-shirt which is only given to the winners. They also said he may get a call-back to come back for future shows. :happydance: