This is Tim Mack. He attempted to drink Lake Michigan from Montrose Beach in Chicago on Saturday, January 9th at 2pm.
Friday night I came across a DNAinfo article that stated someone was going to drink Lake Michigan. Not from Lake Michigan, but to drink all of Lake Michigan. Intrigued, and laughing, I thought this was a completely absurd and a completely fun idea and I wanted to see what happened next.
Fans started gathering around 1:30pm.
Many of the fans were optimistic!
This was the high-tech water filtration system that was used.
Tim Mack addresses the crowd that had gathered.
With a toy megaphone next to a speaker blaring Eye of the Tiger, Tim starts his task of drinking Lake Michigan.
Tim wondered aloud to the crowd, and to his crew, if the water filtration system was working properly.
With a self-imposed time limit of 10 minutes reached, Tim celebrates with the assumption he finished his task.
With the blindfold off, Tim realizes how much of the lake remains.
After a brief rant at those who helped him plan, he walks along the lake in self reflection.
I mean, he was never going to drink the entire thing—but it was fun and everyone was in on the joke. I’m glad I went.
Update: You can read the DNAinfo followup article where my images were used.