A few friends and I went to the Monster Truck Jam at the Energy Soloution arena last night. I was hoping to soak in some white trash glory and watch a lot of crunching and smashing of items under big tires. While it was fun, I have to admit that I was pretty underwhelmed.
Not only did I see just one non-ironic mullet, but there were quite a few women in nice heels and functional looking families. Boohoo. Well I did see one guy kick his kid in the ass while the wife yelled at the kid. This made me want to throw 3.2 beer in both of their faces, so the functional families were probably a good thing. But my major complaint was that there was very little crunching and smashing of items! The trucks spent most of their time racing one another and jumping the same set of cars. I don’t know what I expected. A monster truck demolition derby? Maybe. A monster truck that converted into a giant robot and smashed through section AA of the arena? Maybe. I need to lower my expectations.
I was however, incredibly impressed with the amount of dirt they transported into the arena. How do they do that?
Below is some footage of the most exciting part of the night.