There are many, many things to say. Most of them start with "Hell Ya" or sound like a MasterCard commercial:
Monster Truck show tickets ….. $26.00
2 large beers ….. also $26.00
Realizing your dental hygienist was right about the importance of flossing ….. priceless
Once a long, long time ago, I went to a professional wrestling match. It was back when The Ultimate Warrior was world champion (oh, I just love it that I remember that!). I went because it sounded like a fun time. And because I like people watching. Little did I know more than 20 years later I would go to a Monster Truck Show some 500 miles away and by kracky, watch the SAME PEOPLE. I'm continually amazed when I go to some event - any event- and come face-to-face with a whole living, working, functioning community I know absolutely nothing about – and has t-shirts. One of the qualities I've always loved about myself is I can pretty much immerse myself in any world at pretty much any time. This came in handy when I was dating since I could be comfortable in a pool hall and/or a five star restaurant and have a grand time either way. And even though I've never in my life been to a monster truck show and up until today couldn't tell a Quad War from a ….well, from anything, it took me all of 10 seconds of being inside before I was dragging The Hub up the escalator to our seats in the upper deck yelling "Hurry up! We're going to miss the Cannon Lady!"
The Cannon Lady.
Anyway, it was 120 minutes of monster truckity goodness … I'm not exactly sure what the point of the whole event was but I think it has something to do with blowing my eardrums out.
So, here are a couple of videos for your viewing (if not listening) pleasure.
This first video is of two trucks going up and over some other trucks ... this seemed to be the main activity of the afternoon. There was a whole lot of this "up and over" stuff. One at a time - up and over. Preliminary round side-by-side - up and over. Then later, something called "freestyle" where the trucks come out and go ... you guessed it - up and over. You can see by the video that even though The Hub and I had no idea what was going on, it didn't keep us from choosing sides and cheering like all the other peeps there who (by my best guess) had lost they damn minds.
And speaking of people losing they damn mind, this second video is of some guy who gets in a box with dynamite and then blows up. No. I'm serious. He gets in a box. With dynamite. Then blows up. This is no "Cannon Lady" ... flying through the air and such. Nope. When the explosion happens here this guy goes, oh, I'd say aaaaabout a foot and a half. And lands on his tummy. Just sort of flops there onto the ground. I'm not saying it isn't exciting but I am saying a carp could probably do an equally fine job. Still, you can tell by my cackling in the background I was quite delighted by the whole thing.
aaaand, I'm out.