David Blaine is an illusionist and a magician, although his latest stunt falls under neither category. In Ascension, which aired on YouTube earlier today, David Blaine ascends into the Arizona sky with the aid of 52 large helium balloons. I don’t know why he does these things, but it is impressive. Also, there are better hobbies.
You can watch the whole thing, including a two-hour pre-show below. If you want to skip straight to the action, it begins at the 2:02 mark:
If you don’t want to watch any of it, it has also been helpfully GIFed on Twitter:
David Blaine is ascending pic.twitter.com/kOExONLMRo— Michael Sheetz (@thesheetztweetz) September 2, 2020
Here’s 21,000 feet:
David Blaine is at 21,000 feet altitude pic.twitter.com/QcrF5gtIuC— Michael Sheetz (@thesheetztweetz) September 2, 2020
Here he is disconnecting from the balloons at 24,000 feet:
Here he is parachuting to safety:
David Blaine lands pic.twitter.com/nMCkjCFfQQ— Michael Sheetz (@thesheetztweetz) September 2, 2020
That’s it! David Blaine has done it again, whatever “it” is.
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