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Monster Jam 2014

January 21, 2014
Monster Jam is Electrifying Fun for the Whole Family

Monster Jam’s Scooby Doo Provides Electrifying Fun for the Whole Family

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XTina907 with Spiderman, Iron Man and Captain America

XTina907 Fraternizes with Spiderman, Iron Man & Captain America

Fireworks erupt. A booming voice reverberates through the packed stadium, “Welcome to Monster Jam 2014.” Monster Trucks then begin to race through the arena to the thunderous applause of an appreciative crowd.

Monster Jam is an exciting, fun filled event the whole family will enjoy. It features breathtaking stunts and the awesome power of the world’s most popular Monster Jam trucks.

This event was held last weekend at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa; home of NFL’s Tampa Buccaneers. Another Monster Jam Truck show will be held this weekend at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. It begins with a packed pre-show Party in the Pits (separate ticket.) The party features bouncy houses for the kids, food vendors, live music, photo opportunities with the trucks and the chance to get autographs from the drivers. I love having the opportunity to meet the Monster Jam Stars up close and personal.

After the party, the real fun begins with head to head races to start the show.

Grave Digger Won Every Event

Grave Digger Won Every Event

There are four rounds of head to head races to determine the Monster Jam champion for this event. After this comes a short intermission followed by the Freestyle round. One at a time, the monster trucks go smashing their way around obstacles on the track, including buses, cars, dirt jumps, large RVs and more. It is thrilling to hear the loud roar of the truck’s engine while sitting on the edge of your seat wondering if they will flip over or lose major parts.

Hey, This Show's Not Just For Men!

Hey, It’s Not Just For Men!

This year’s Monster Jam brings some of the very recognized hero trucks such as Grave Digger, Grave Digger Legend (not surprising, this is Grave Digger’s son) and El Toro Loco who blows smoke from the front of his truck resembling a bull every time the crowd is especially loud. In addition, there are new fan favorites such as the Marvel Comics team of Captain America, Iron Man and Spiderman. This year features a brand new truck with a young up and coming female driver, Nicole Jackson, in the Scooby Doo Truck. This event is not just for the males!

All in all Monster Jam is a blast for patrons young and old. The young watch the show with awe and amazement while the old watch and feel like they are young kids again.

It is a must see show and will be at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando this Saturday, January 25, 2014. Tickets are still available and I hope to see you there.

To help whet your whistle, here’s a brief video I took of last week’s show: