For the third year in a row, I have attended a monster truck really.
Yes yes, laugh if you must. But they’re strangely entertaining, and quite affordable ($12 this year, less than in the past). The audience is often more entertaining than the show itself.
This is the same monster truck show I’ve seen each year. I think they really do fancy themselves as a companion to pro wrestling. There are ‘Quad Wars’ in between monster truck events; 4 wheeler races between two opposing teams. The team names magically change depending on the city you’re in. Last night we were treated to Pittsburgh vs. Boston. I guess since the Patriots beat the Steelers, we have a rivalry or something.
Despite some scripted fights, Pittsburgh’s captain getting run over, and dramtic Boston comebacks, Pittsburgh managed to eek out a victory in a special overtime challenge. Yes, it is as ridiculous as it sounds.
Oh, and we also got to see a ‘battle’ between the two worst transformers ever.
Some pictures of the whole “Monster Jam” are here. I might put up some of the videos I took later.
And check out the year in pictures for the highlight of the show: The Safe Auto truck flipping over. Take that, annoying car insurance commercials!