WATCH: The surprising flag raising that opened The Man in the Moon

Some may have been surprised by the opening of The Man in the Moon, in which a pair of acrobats dressed as Marines raised the flag upside down. The raising of the flag upside down is the traditional signal of a nation in distress. The performance was created by Las Vegas’s Flying by Foi specifically for the event.

Update: Glenn discussed the opening of the show on radio this morning:

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“What part of $17 trillion in debt is not distressful? What part of a country that is not obeying its own laws, what part of that is not a nation in distress? In the NSA spying on its citizen and storing all of the information, what part of that is not distressful?” Glenn said.

Glenn explained that prior to the show there were several elements that had to change or be cut because there was no time to rehearse them, but the one thing Glenn was set on was the opening of the show. He said the move had never been performed successfully, and that there were several challenges including the performers passing out due to all the blood going to their head. In fact, they had to wear a special suit beneath their costume to keep their blood pumping correctly.

  • Anonymous

    Are you serious?  The sound quality and the whole idea sucks.

  • Tina Weber-Arnold

    Then why are you on this sight vacmancan……..the very fact you are on this site ays it all.

  • Anonymous

    Because I love Bitch-slappin’ the boneheads on this site.  The “simple-folk” are fun to play with.  I love giving then the business on my show.  Watch.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e8pKzXzH4A

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    The message is clear, an upside down flag is a universal distress sign since it began with the ships on the high seas. Our nation is in great distress, and we must pay attention, and turn it around before the cancer of the leftists slays freedom completely.

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    The message is clear, an upside down flag is a universal distress sign since it began with the ships on the high seas. Our nation is in great distress, and we must pay attention, and turn it around before the cancer of the leftists slays freedom completely.

  • No.Mo.B.O.

     And who listens to you?

  • Anonymous

    What did beck sell you to convince you the end is near?  What are the leftists doing to destroy freedom?  Be specific thanks.  I n the meantime you need a reality check watch my show.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e8pKzXzH4A

  • Anonymous

    Cheesy as the moon. Gosh, conservatives entertain boringly. Glenn makes this point with man in the cheesy moon. Clic. There’s Glenn for ya’.

  • Anonymous

    I was there and NONE of these pictures do this show justice.  It was AMAZING and so glad and grateful that I was able to attend.

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  • Margie Jones

    Can’t wait to see the video.  I was at Restoring Love last year and it was amazing.

  • Margie Jones

    Vacmancan does that stand for vacant headed man.  Go somewhere else and spew your hate.

  • http://www.facebook.com/angela.zierse Angela Harding Zierse

    There were many wonderful moments in the whole show, but the one that effected me the most was the flag raising.   I didn’t really think about it until I saw the flag upside down and then I knew it was true.  We are most definitely in distress.

  • Anonymous

    I can appreciate the time, effort and prayers that went into the creation of your show. Clearly a labor of love for you and well done. But I was deeply hurt and saddened by the disrespectful way of raising the flag. Yes our nation is upside down and backwards-I get that. But one of the last remaining symbols of hope for me is our flag. The words “but our flag was still there” in our national anthem says it all. When I saw the how the flag was going up I thought it had to be a mistake. But I was wrong and it hurt me deeply. Badly done.

  • http://www.facebook.com/euna.rugg Euna Rugg

    Meg  Why don’t you just stay in your shell? You have been in there so long, you don’t know what a good thing is when you see it. Go back to sleep, no one needs your your comments..Keep wallowing in the mire.

  • Jaamoose

    Having actors dress as soldiers and shame the flag is indicative of just the kind of “patriots” Beck and his followers really are….

  • Jaamoose

    Raising the flag upside down whilst using actors dressed as soldiers is an incredibly crass and shameful act. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/euna.rugg Euna Rugg

    I thought the flag raising was great. I honor and respect the flag highly, and it brought chills to my spine, because I knew it was sending a message everyone needed to see,that our country is in dire need of help from on High. I saw no disrespect to the flag,
    and sorry for your feelngs.

  • Anonymous

    “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars, and on the earth distress of nations with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth….” Luke 21:25
    “Look up and lift up your head for your redemption draws near.” Luke 21:28

  • Luci D’Mari

    If people don’t believe our Country is in distress, they must be listening to the media who wouldnt report the truth if it bit them. I even put the stamps on my outgoing mail upside down.
    Glenn’s events just get better and better.  God even gave His stamp of approval by gracing the event with a double rainbow. I can’t wait for the DVD to come out on “Man in the Moon”.

  • Anonymous

    You can’t be serious!, look around and you will see we are losing our freedoms every day.

  • Anonymous

    Jaamoose, your comment makes it clear you know nothing about the flag being used as a distress signal. As Glenn would say, go do your homework. This is THE international distress signal signifying that your vessel is in trouble.  Seems everyone but you and most lefties know that. And if you don’t think that America is in trouble you need to crawl back under your rock and stay there.

  • Anonymous

    Please do your homework and find out the reason Glenn did this. As an ex-military officer I immediately knew what he was saying and he is 100 correct. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1581411497 Dwaine Baccus

      My very first thought was; My GOD what has happened to my country ?  Why don’t many, MANY more Americans see it. I do NOT recognize our beautiful United States of America, any more. Glenn said this ALL would take place, it ALL has. I fear, FEAR for what is around the very next corner.
       Glenn, you have spoken and MILLIONS have heard.  You CONTINUE to ‘speak’ through events like this that you and your staff of thousands put together. We the PEOPLE who have awakened will CONTINUE to ‘listen’.
      God is truly speaking through you to U.S. .

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1581411497 Dwaine Baccus

     Disregard what they say in negative tones about G.B. They are all trolls on here to stir the pot. IGNORE …….

  • Anonymous

    Raising the flag upside down is powerful…will we make sure it waves in Freedom for our kids!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Allred-Daniel/1576788774 Allred Daniel

    Flying the flag upside down is a sign of distress–not in any way shaming the flag. Hence, your point is pointless–except for that one on your head. Get a life.

  • Jaamoose

    Because someone doesn’t worship Beck they are a troll?

  • Jaamoose

    Unless, of course, it were a liberal doing it – then you all would be crapping your collective pants…

  • Anonymous

     Marines are NOT soldiers…. they are Marines!  Get it straight liberal.

  • Anonymous

    We are in distress in the worst way.  I cannot remember it EVER being so bad here in my America.  All you have to do is look around.  Sad.

  • Anonymous

    When you are filled with hatred and the devil you cannot see anything good.  All we can do is pray for them and hope that God will open their eyes.  Remember, we win in the end and if you don’t believe that read the bible – Revelation!!!!  We have a wonderful place waiting for us.  And Vacmancan, I would never want to watch anything you are the left have conjured up.

  • Jaamoose

    Because we don’t believe in your god doesn’t make us “filled with hatred and full of the devil.” as for praying for us to open our eyes, no thanks – these eyes are wide open.

  • Jaamoose

    I was in the Navy, I know international sea symbols and flags. Using them for some ill-conceived stage craft is something quite different. As for America being in trouble, the sky is not falling, but we do need to become more progressive, and quickly. 

  • Jaamoose

    As an ex-military officer that recognizes it, you agree that it represents sedition? Don’t get me wrong, I fully support his right to do it, I just don’t want to hear that it was somehow something patriotic. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Keith-Sine/570071855 Keith Sine

    only to be decived by the very ones that come to destroy us—– Saudi’s made 911 posible and now they want our oil fields in the US. We gotta get off Oil and strat going back to hemp.

  • Anonymous

    You put your stamps on upside down?  You animal.  You must be wild in bed.  Am I right?

  • Anonymous

    We have a very limited amount of time to wake up and take charge of our freedom….I fear not enough are awake and still desire to drink the kool aid of this administration.

  • Anonymous

    No, I call it Freedom of Speech. 

  • Anonymous

    Whenever I send out a bill or card, I put my American Flag stamps upside down on every one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ruth-Goss/100000967850872 Ruth Goss

    I think each one of us should hang our flags upside down before we have to hang them at half mast for the death of the United States of America!