I'm Back! (This Time for Real!)
LeftCoast and I decided that this will be the year of Trying New Things. Things out of our normal suburban, knitting, middle aged
So what better way to kickoff the year than to attend a MONSTER JAM!!!
Warming up the sold out crowd!
In between each event there were ATV races (California vs. Nevada):And the best part of the day: Freestyle competition-- complete with the only roll-over of the weekend!
In the car ride home, we interviewed each other on the event and here were our impressions:
Q:Was it what you thought it would be? What was different?
A: The event itself was slower paced than we thought it would be, i.e., for every few seconds of "action" there's a lot of set up time for the next race/round. We both thought the trucks would race around for longer periods of time but now that we've seen how huge and complex the trucks are and how small the arena is in comparison, it makes sense that there would be lots of down time. There were a lot more children/families there than we expected. (Cpurl comment: there's a corny half time interlude featuring two car robots who fight each other in a good vs. evil duel that was totally geared towards kids)Q: How would you rate the souvenir stands?
A: There was less of a t-shirt selection than expected and everything was over priced, as usual. (we were sad they didn't have Airborne Ranger trucks and had to settle for Grave Digger)
Q: If you had a Monster Jam truck what you call it?
A: LCK: Hell on Heels -her truck would be a giant high heel. Cpurl: I would be Python and I'd wear the super cool boots Mary J. Blige wore at the "We Are One" Presidential Inauguration celebration concert.
Q: How would you rate the hot dogs/concession stands?
A: Hot dog: 6.5 on a scale of 10. (With 10 being a Costco hot dog on the Cpurl scale.) The concessions didn't have the variety that one would expect at an Arena ( a number of specialty stands were closed) but we did have hot dogs, nachos and beer for about the same price as my monthly mortgage payment.
Bonus freaky photo:
This lady stood up just as I snapped the photo so it looks like she's wearing Monster truck earrings and has little growing out of her head!