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Monster Jam Path of Destruction Review

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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.  

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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!  

Ice Cream Man Monster Truck Drive Roy Pridgeon Xtermigator Monster Truck Driver J.R. McNealMonster-Jam-Backstage-TourNext 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?  

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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).

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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.

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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!
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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:

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Disclosure:  I received tickets for my family see Monster Jam in exchange for a honest review. No other compensation was received.

Monster Jam Returns to Metlife Stadium June 13th – WIN TICKETS!


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The Bannon Family consists of three people.  Two blonde, pink loving, girly-girls and one very manly, sports-watching, construction worker.  Life is unfair for my hubby at times.  I feel for him.  Just kidding.  When I was pregnant he was hoping for a little girl, so he got his wish.  However, different as our hobbies and personalities can be, one thing that we all agree on (oddly enough) is watching monster trucks on TV.  Billy first started putting it on for Taylor when she was little and she adores it.  

We were supposed to go to Monster Jam earlier this year but Billy broke his ankle.  We were all pretty bummed to miss it.  Thankfully, Feld Motor Sports® recently announced the return of Monster Jam® Path of Destruction!  It is taking place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Saturday, June 13 at 7:00PM, starting with a Monster Jam Pit Party from 1:30 – 5:00PM, where fans will get the opportunity to see these massive trucks up close and personal and meet the stars of Monster Jam.

More than 4,000 tons of dirt will be brought inside MetLife Stadium along with 50 crush cars, vans and buses to create the colossal Monster Jam racing track and obstacle course. Monster Jam Path of Destruction is one of the most elite fields of Monster Jam trucks ever assembled, second only to Monster Jam World FinalsSM held in Las Vegas, NV. The fleet of 20 of the most popular Monster Jam trucks will battle against one another in race and freestyle competitions with jumps, wheelies, donuts, cyclones and more to ultimately crown both a racing and a freestyle winner.

The lineup will include El Toro Loco®, Metal Mulisha, Zombie℠, Mohawk Warrior®, Monster Mutt℠ Dalmatian, Team Hot Wheels® Firestorm®, Madusa®, Lucas Oil Crusader®, Monster Energy, Scooby Doo™, Captain’s Curse®, Doomsday, Son-Uva Digger®, Grave Digger The Legend®, Max-D® and Grave Digger®, along with those making their MetLife Stadium debut – Stone Crusher, Xtermigator, Ice Cream Man® and brand new Soldier Fortune.

Monster Jam events are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $10 for kids (restrictions and additional fees may apply). Tickets are available at the MetLife Stadium Box Office, all Ticketmaster retail outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone 1-800-745-3000. For more information on Monster Jam, log on to www.MonsterJam.com.


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