MomMomOnTheGo and crew recently saw Monster Jam in Vancouver, BC at BC Place. What an event. It was my first time at a Monster Jam. I was not sure what to expect, but I have to say that the Monster Truck drivers sure provided quite the show. I think everyone in the building could feel the energy pumping through the spectators.
Of course there were a few Monster Trucks that really got the crowd pumped and one was Northern Nightmare.
Northern Nightmare was the hometown favorite and he truly gave it everything they had. The Northern Nightmare Monster Truck had mechanical issues and could not finish, but a show it certainly put on and left the crowd cheering.
A Monster Truck favorite that has been around for decades is Grave Digger. A recognizable Monster Truck from years of competition makes it a crowd favorite for sure.
One thing I loved and of course my Little One who is a 6 year old girl loved, was the girl Monster Truck competitors. My Little One’s favorite was El Toro.
El Toro Loco knows how to drive a Monster Truck to please the crowd. Even I was cheering and pumped when she was performing.
When we first arrived at the Monster Truck event, we could hear the Monster Trucks warming up or something even though we were outside the venue. I have to say that the single most important thing to remember is ear protection for everyone. I was certainly happy that we had ear protection for all of us. It is incredibly loud because of the Monster Truck engines. I cannot stress enough how much this is a must have item for everyone.
I cannot speak for all venues, but at BC Place, there really isn’t a bad seat in the house. The view is great down low and up int he higher seats because of the type of show it is. There is also a monster screen to see the replays and action as it is happening also. Though I admit that I only really looked at the monster screen for the replays as the actual event was so intriguing we just could not take our eyes off of it.
As is normal at venues such as this, the drinks and food are really expensive. Four pretzels and 4 drinks (pop/ice tea) cost me $36.00! Pretty expensive snack, but this is as I said typical whether it is Monster Jam or a football game.
There was a ton of memorabilia to purchase and I found the prices typical for a live event. If you wish to purchase items ahead of time or after you can always shop at the online Monster Jam Store. It is always good to be sporting your favorite driver’s gear because if they go into the crowd to give an item away, they seem to naturally be drawn towards someone who looks like they are one of their biggest fans. Homemade signs seemed to also grab the Monster Truck drivers’ attention.
When we left the event I asked the two 6 year old girls that were with me if they liked the event and if they would go see it again. I had two very excited 6 year old girls jumping up and down saying how much they loved the show and that they would see it again and again and again.
Monster Jam is an adrenaline driving event for sure.
If you are looking for the next stops on the Monster Jam Tour, the schedule is as follows:
Edmonton, AB: February 8-9/14, Rexall Place
Winnipeg, MB: February 15-16/13, MTS Centre
London, ON: March 8 -10/14, Budweiser Gardens
Hamilton, ON: April 5-6/14, Copps Coliseum
Halifax, NS: May 31-June 1/14, Scotia Speedworld
Disclosure: MomMomOnTheGo was provided tickets for the purpose of conducting this review. As always MomMomOnTheGo only supports companies and products that she loves.