Sunday, June 10, 2012

Monster Truck Awesomeness!

I heard the big Monster Truck Show was in town this weekend, so I went on Stubhub and snagged some of the last tickets left for the "Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Thunder Nationals" on Saturday and I don't know who was more excited, me, or Evan! This was a first for both of us, so we got there nice and early, and Evan wanted to go right to our seats. We had about an hour before any real action started, but when the trucks came roaring out in the opening 'parade,' Evan was in awe. 

Evan waiting for the Monster Trucks to come roaring out.

Evan's favorite, the Hot Wheels Monster Truck takes flight during the early races, with Spiderman hitting the jump on the other side of the field at the same time. The Hot Wheels truck later flipped and burst into flames. Don't worry, no one was hurt, I think.

The "Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Thunder Nationals"as they like to call it, was held at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Evan had a blast. We were there nearly 5 hours and when it was all over, he said, "but I don't want to leave!"

Evan's favorite, "Grave Digger." It was all about Grave Digger. Clearly the star of the show. 

The Spiderman truck catching some serious air.

This one landed about ten rows back in the stands.

One of the many wrecks tonight. "Mohawk Warrior" took a tumble. Crew come speeding out on 'Gators' (They're like golf carts,) and a whole bunch of CAT heavy equipment vehicles come out and flip the trucks back over, and tow them out if need be. While this is going on, A pickup truck drives around the stadium with two men in the back, firing t-shirts into the crowd from a t-shirt cannon. 

What a great night. Like I said, Evan didn't want to leave. He wanted to go to Target immediately, (even though it was 11pm,) and buy the Hot Wheels Monster Truck set. 

Another one of Evan's favorites, Captain America!