Monster Jam roared into Capital One Arena on Saturday, January 27th. Arriving at the venue with my son, we were both in awe of the of the arena’s set up. As we made our way to our seats, one of the usher’s asked had we ever been a Monster Jam show, before to which we both replied no, and the usher informed us we in for an exciting night.
As the show began, we put in our earplugs and anxiously awaited the action to start. The truck line up included Grave Digger (Brandon Vinson), Zombie (Ami Houde), El Toro Loco (Mark List) and Max-D (Jared Eichelberger). Also, in the lineup were Blue Thunder (Matt Cody), Megalodon (Justin Sipes), Wonder Woman (Colette Davis), and Monster Mutt Rottweiler (Cory Snyder).
Fan favorite Wonder Woman seemed to get the most crowd reaction during her race trails. In 2018, it’s quite refreshing to see a woman out do some of the men in a male-dominated sport. As the day went on, I was sure Wonder Woman was going to take it all. I also want to give credit to the sponsors for never having a lapse in the show. Even after a minor accident, the staff kept first the show moving and reassured fans everything was ok.
My only gripe event for the trucks was the intermission; there wasn’t really anything going to keep the fans interested. After the break, the highlight of the show for me arrived, which was the freestyle. Trucks had two runs, to show what they could do. Every racer impressed in their trucks with impressive stunts.
Before the event closed out, I was able to cross an item off my bucket list. One of the reasons I’ve always wanted to go to a Monster Truck Rally is to see a car crushed. The car crushing moment came courtesy of Blue Thunder. Sitting next to my son and sharing the moment is a one I’ll cherish for a while.
Kudos must go to the sponsors for making this family-friendly the show. While there were some adults in the crowd, the show catered the show to the younger fan base. The show sponsors are apparently aware that many fans are there for the first time with a blank look on my face for most of the night. Additionally, any sporting event that can keep a non-sports fan like myself entertained must be doing something right.
I highly recommend checking out Monster Jam the next time it’s in the DMV area as it’s a great way to spend an afternoon with your family.