Revellers at a South African outdoor rock festival didn't need to queue to slake their thirst - a flying robot dropped them beer by parachute.
After clients placed an order using a smartphone app, a drone zoomed 15 metres above the heads of the festival-goers to make the delivery.
Carel Hoffmann, director of the Oppikoppi festival held on a dusty farm in the country's northern Limpopo province, said the app registered the position of users using the GPS satellite chips on their phones.
"The delivery guys have a calibrated delivery drone. They send it to the GPS position and drops it with a parachute," he explained.
The drone was built in South Africa and nicknamed "Manna" after the Old Testament-story of bread that fell from the sky to feed the Israelites travelling through the desert following their exodus from Egypt.
"It's an almost Biblical thing that beer is dropping from the sky," said Hoffmann.
The beer, free at the time, was dropped in plastic cups.
"Every time it drops a parachute a crowd of 5000 cheers," he said.