Back Stage at Monster Jam!

June 15, 2015 in Best of Both, Family friendly, Family Fun, Review by MyBestofBothWorlds

Back Stage at Monster Jam!

 

Disclosure:  This Back Stage at Monster Jam! post is a sponsored post.  My Best of Both Worlds did not recieve any financial compensation in exchange for this publication or subsequent promotion.  We will be received complimentary tickets to see Monster Jam show from Feld Entertainment in order to facilitate a review of the show.  All opinions expressed are true and my own.

If you’ve never been to a Monster Jam show before, you don’t know what you are missing! It is a day long event that your family will love!  We arrived at Met Life Stadium about 2 pm on Saturday, picked up our tickets and headed directly into the Stadium for a back stage / behind the scenes tour of the Monster Jam show.

First stop was the locker room, where we got to see the trophies and met some of the crew.  I think this is one happy boy!

Backstage at Monster Jam

Backstage at Monster Jam

We got to walk the track.  And I have to tell you, as fan of Monster Jam, I really had no idea how much science, physics and engineering goes into a Monster Jam show!

Did you know that there is a live director of the show?  I didn’t! But Brian Welch did and he was our “tour guide”, he was great with the kids and the adults alike answering all our questions.  We talked about dirt-alot about dirt!

Monster Jam actually “owns” the dirt, they store it and haul it when its needed.  Over 250 truck loads to get it into the Stadium.  He told us it takes four days to get all the dirt into place and the base is over eight inches.  And it’s not just dirt.  There are two layers of plywood, under the dirt, geotreck.  They use Computer Aided Detection (CAD) to design the course and the track.

Backstage at Monster Jam

Every inch of the dirt is measured to specificity to ensure the correct angles are created for the Monster Trucks to fly through the air, or do wheelies and flips.  And Monster Jam is even considerate of the environment.  Brian explained that the white starting lines are actually baking flour and eatible.  Not that we were going to try it out.  The paints used are also turf paints to make the cool orange and purple colors.  They also use about 3,000 cars a year for the big Monster Trucks to crush and then these cars are sent back to recycling plants for scrap.

 

After being back stage at Monster Jam we were so ready to go to the Pit Party and meet the drivers of twenty Monster Trucks and having the opportunity to be a witness to a new Guinness Book of World Record with driver Tom Meents in his truck Max-D doing a front flip!

had to get a selfie in on the track!

had to get a selfie in on the track!

Check back for more on the pit party and the show itself and the world record (yep I got video!)-because there’s more to come!  Seriously mark your calendars for next year to get your tickets to get in on the action!

 

Disclosure:  This Back Stage at Monster Jam! post is a sponsored post.  My Best of Both Worlds did not recieve any financial compensation in exchange for this publication or subsequent promotion.  We will be received complimentary tickets to see Monster Jam show from Feld Entertainment in order to facilitate a review of the show.  All opinions expressed are true and my own.