A few weeks ago I got the opportunity to attend Monster Jam with my family at Metlife Stadium as part of their Path of Destruction tour. This was our first time attending a monster truck show but it will NOT be our last. While we love to watch on television, we now know that there is a HUGE difference in actually being there and seeing these giant trucks perform stunts live. There is an incredible energy in the crowd and the pyrotechnics and cheering create a really electric environment.
Our day started around 2 pm since we were invited to go on a fun tour of the track with the folks from Feld Entertainment.
My daughter and nephew got to meet some of the crew and a few of the drivers backstage (including Roy Pridgeon and J.R. McNeal) and hold one of the trophies!
Next we went out on to the track. (I have to say that it was very cool to see the seats from the perspective of the Jets/Giants players.) We learned all about the science that goes into designing the obstacles. They create them using using a computer-designed track map. Did you know that Monster Jam owns dirt in almost every city it visits?
After our track walk we went over to the Pit Party. If you are going to attend a Monster Jam event I highly recommend getting a ticket for the Pit Party as well. The trucks are on display and you can meet the drivers, get signatures and have your pictures taken with them. There is also food and tents set up with activities for the kids (including one area where they can build their own truck).
I loved that there were so many women drivers and trucks that appealed to girls. It was really heartwarming to see all the little girls in the audience in their Madusa shirts!
The Pit Party ended and we made our way to our seats for the main event. We had a great view of the track and the night started with fireworks as the trucks made their way into the stadium.
My favorite part of the night was having the opportunity to watch Max-D’s driver, Tom Meents, attempt to do a front flip and become a new Guinness Book of World Record Holder! Unfortunately, he did not get the record because all four of his tires did not land on the ground at once. He landed on two and then did another flip. Either way it was amazing to watch!
We had a fabulous time at Monster Jam’s Path of Destruction! I highly recommend it. To see when they will be in your area you can check them out here: