Monday, January 24, 2011

Monster Truck Show

I took Eian, JJ and a friend to see the Monster Truck Show at the Broome County Arena yesterday.

The boys don't look it - but they were very excited to be there!!! There eyes were as big as half dollars as we were trying to find out seats and I could heard "oooooo's and aaahhhhh's" escaping from their mouths. Apparently when you get to be in 3rd grade it is no long "cool" to smile when your Mom takes your picture! We had excellent seats - we were on the end and only about 3 or 4 rows up from the plastic.
This is one of the trucks that was parked in front of us. I thought it looked very was painted in beautiful shades of pink and purple and yellow. I mentioned this to Eian who was very quick to correct me by saying "it's COOL Mom!!!!! NOT PRETTY!!!!" So apparently I'm not allowed to call things pretty anymore now that he is in 3rd grade. Is there a manual to having a 3rd grade boy? I think I could benefit from one if there is!!!! 
They had a Motor Cross stunt show as well. Make sure to notice the bike very high in the air. The boys loved this and I think I may have even caught them jumping from their seats a few times!!!! This is the first time that I have taken the kids to a show where someone could potentially get hurt in a very long time. I have to admit that I was nervous while waiting for the drivers to line up the ramp correctly and get their riding path "just right". I was nervous because if something bad happened and the driving crashed etc MY KIDS would witness this. I never really worried about things like that before. Maybe it's because these kids have never really paid as close attention to things like this before?!?! Anyway, I am happy to report that all of the riders made it over the ramp and landing safely. Some of the stunts were quite impressive - jumping with no hands, jumping with feet behind them, in front of them and to the side of them!! WOW!!!! I'm waiting for Spring when the bikes emerge from a long Winter's nap...I'm curious to see if my son tries any of those tricks!!
The Monster Trucks were LOUD and SMELLY!!!! They put on a good show considering what they had to work with. The Broome County Arena is a smaller venue and doesn't have a lot of the room to work with that the larger venues have. But the kids enjoyed the show and that is all that matters to me. There were some adults in attendance who were expecting more and were disappointed that the trucks didn't do more and I feel bad that they felt that they wasted their money on it. Maybe this is a show that would benefit more from being outside where there is more room to work with and do the fancier tricks!


Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

We took our girls to their 1st Monster Truck Show this summer. It was LOUD - but they were so excited and loved it! I wasn't sure how it would go but we had won the tickets so I wanted to give it a shot! We had such a good time! It really was an amazing show!

Loved your pics!

Glad to have found your blog - I am now following! Can't wait to see what else you ahve in store!

I am chekcing back to see if you get any good ground beef recipes! I could go for somehting different! I always just use mine to make meatballs or tacos - BORING! lol!