Thursday, January 21, 2016
Kick the tires and light the fires: Monster Jam returns to the Citrus Bowl this weekend
By Thaddeus McCollum
on Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 10:34 AM
7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 | Orlando Citrus Bowl, 1 Citrus Bowl Place | 407-423-2476 | monsterjam.com
Wham, bam, the Monster Jam. Get up everybody and do the freak. Or just scream enthusiastically at giant trucks. Like the dreams-come-true of a 7-year-old, the Monster Jam combines ridiculously impractical trucks with all of the pageantry and spectacle of professional wrestling to create entertainment that’s larger than life – and tons of fun to watch. Colorful performers like Max-D, El Toro Loco, Monster Mutt and Grave Digger compete against each other (because the trucks are kind of treated like they’re sentient, see) by doing freestyle runs around an obstacle course, trying to incorporate as many badass tricks as they can into their run. Points are deducted if the truck flips over, has to go in reverse or stops, which encourages the drivers to make each run a whirling, flipping, gravity-defying display of chrome-and-rubber fury.