I have been to Monster Jam many times. Most of my visits were when my son was much younger at the tender ages of between 6 and 9. We sat looking at all the Monster Trucks waiting in anticipation for the action to begin. The sights, the sounds and lights were almost mesmerizing to my son. I still recall the huge smile on his face as we entered the arena. At that time, he had a huge fascination with all things BIG. His favourite TV show was Mighty Machines.
The Monster Trucks at this particular Monster Jam were Krazy Train, AfterShock, Northern Nightmare, Zombie, Scoobie Doo and our forever personal favourite, GraveDigger.
As part of the entertainment, two vehicles had emerged reminiscent of Transformers vehicles. They opened up to reveal a lizard type creature (in the red) and a car like robot (in the silver colour). I couldn’t quite make out what they were battling over as I had my earplugs in but you could definitely tell that it was Good vs. Evil.
The Lizard fired off a few round of “ammunition” which missed the Good guy.In the end, Good triumphed over Evil with a deadly blow made by perfectly choreographed pyrotechnics. I was so pleased (and yet quite surprised) when I checked my photos to see that I actually caught the deadly shot.
While we really did enjoy the entertainment as a whole that Monster Jam had given us. There were moments of boredom and that was during intermission. On previous Monster Jam events that we have attended there was constant action. Once we were privileged with quad races during the Monster Trucks down time.
Let’s face it. Not everyone has the funds to purchase T-Shirts and items from the concession stands. At $30 dollars a shirt, that can become quite expensive let alone the cost of a slice of pizza and a drink for a family of four.
It would have been nice to see some entertainment during the down time.
All said, Monster Jam delivered in only the way that Monster Trucks can. We were happy that our family favourite Grave Digger took the show by storm and came out on top. It was the icing on the cake at the end to an already perfect day.