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Pepsi Max, Arnold KLP #LiveForNow, Let Magician Levitate on a London Bus

To promote extraordinary moments and a general sense of YOLO, Pepsi Max, with the help of London-based Arnold KLP, employed the skills of Dynamo, a young magician from Yorkshire. “London: I love the energy of this city, and the sense that anything is possible. But sometimes, with the pace of city life, it’s hard to appreciate the magic that’s all around us,” Dynamo drawls.

He proceeds to levitate and go for a ride around Londontown, one hand on an iconic double decker bus. The people look up in surprise. “How does he do it?” “I don’t know!” We hear in the background. Online, the illusion got the same kind of attention, with 4.9 million views in 48 hours.

If we’re to believe YouTube commenters, Dynamo is either Jesus, Satan, or using a fake arm and harness to stay afloat. Take your pick. In any case, the stunt is a fun way to pull people out of the daily grey drone, though its accompanying hashtag is an unfortunate double entendre. Try levitating on the side of a bus crossing Westminster bridge, and live…for now. Credits after the jump.

Agency: Arnold KLP

Client: PepsiCo

Creative Director: Andrew Watkinson

Production Co.: Inner Circle

Director: Alex Hartman

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