Last weekend was the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam show at the Sprint Center. The boys were on Cloud 9. They couldn’t take their eyes off the Monster Trucks. And rightfully so. The trucks were fast, jumped high, destroyed cars & looked good doing it. (Did you know that it takes more than 40 hours – on average – for those beautiful paint jobs?) Backdraft was really cool – it looked like a fire truck with sirens and lights (one of Lil’ Man’s faves). And Captain America was rockin’ it all night long.
For Lil’ Man the highlight was when a couple Transformers came out & battled. The transformer vehicles drove into the arena, transformed & then started shooting loud fireworks at each other. The good guy had a flame thrower, and at the end he left the kids with a lesson. He said that just as he was sent to Earth to fight evil, that all the kids in the audience had good in them, that they should use to make the world a better place. On the way home, Lil’ Man was so tired, but he still kept muttering “…robot. Robot, Dad..meh neh meh neh… robot.” Lil’ Man is still talking about them & pointing them out in the souvenir book. (You can see a video of an older performance from the same transformers here.)
If you’re planning on attending a Monster Truck show, you should take into account the noise. Monster Trucks are loud. I had warned my husband about how loud they are, but he was still shocked when the first truck came out. My mother-in-law brought earplugs, but of course the boys were not crazy about these little things stuffed in their ears. Thankfully, they do sell earplugs and related items at the show (note: they’re not cheap). The boys each got a pair of Monster Truck tire earmuffs ($20/each). They loved wearing them & they helped protect their little eardrums. (They still wear them around the house.)
Disclaimer: The tickets were given to me by Feld Family Events. However, we would have purchased some anyway because Lil’ Man is obsessed with trucks. In fact, we’re planning on going the next time Monster Jam is in Kansas City. Miss Boo & Miss Cakes want to go too, so we’ll be buying at least 6 tickets.