Thursday, January 30, 2014

Monster Jam!

On Friday, January 24th, my husband and my 4 year old son had an incredible bonding day - they had an impromptu "take your child to work day" followed with an exciting dinner (if you haven't had guacamole from Rosa Mexicano, you are totally missing out)... and then the winner of all winners:

 Monster Jam!

Okay - maybe not all boys are into monster trucks, but they have been one of Noah's interests for YEARS.  I'm not sure how it started - you tube maybe?  We have watched more than a few Netflix specials our clips on You Tube and he has always loved it.  

They sent me pictures frequently, which I shared on Instagram - they couldn't even come close to the excitement that my boys truly experienced.


The boys had fantastic seats with a perfect view of the arena - right by the starting line for the monster truck races. 

So - a monster truck show is split into sections - Monster Jam isn't just a show - it's a series of competitions.  They have a wheelie competition where drivers battle to get the most vertical - they night my boy went, a truck named Crushstation (which we were familiar with thanks to a Monster Truck book we bought at a school book fair a couple of years ago) won that competition!
Crushstation in the background with a favorite - Illuminator in the foreground.
Next came racing - straight line racing - with a few cars to go over plus a mound of dirt - it's not a long race, just a competition.  Noah's favorite, Man of Steel, had a hard time getting started, but that didn't stop him from getting a Man of Steel plush for both him and his brother (thanks to his daddy's credit card!).

video

During a monster truck break, they had dirt bikes/atvs out there - and though they didn't really do much to peak Noah's interest, he couldn't actually take his eyes off of the arena.

The final competition of the Monster Jam show is a freestyle competition.  Each driver has 60 seconds to show off their best donuts, big airs, wheelies, and cross threads.  Noah is still talking about the monster truck, Bounty Hunter, that got stuck during the freestyle portion and had to be towed away by a tractor!

Let me just say - we enjoyed Disney on Ice but leaving that show, Noah was exhausted and tired.  Fighting a 7 pm show tends to be a bit too late for my little guy, but this show, which started at 7:30, kept him engaged and interested the whole time.  He is already asking to go see it again - hopefully next time they come around, we can bring his 'baby' brother.

But - make SURE to bring ear plugs.  You'll notice in the video - it is incredibly loud!  You can buy them in the arena for probably $20 and there were tons of people outside of the Verizon Center selling them for a major profit - but you can pick them up at the drugstore for less.  They are a Monster Jam must have!

This show is a MUST for little boys - I know mine loved it and I hope yours will, too!

I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events.

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