The monster trucks are back!
Just when you thought it was safe to take out the ear plugs, Monster Jam returns this weekend for a second spin through Raymond James Stadium. We have an insider's guide to enjoying the day, and a list of free appearances throughout the Tampa Bay area this week with the mondo trucks and their drivers.
I can't tell you how many friends have questioned my sanity for tagging along with the big boys and little boys, but this is a very fun day. First there's the meet and greet with the drivers and pictures next to the trucks. It's an amazing sight when you see a grown man isn't as tall as one of those wheels. Then there's the tailgating with the other families before the show starts and then the metal crunching begins. Despite all the testerone, it's a very G-rated, family friendly event.
I don't care if they come and repossess my college degree, it's awesome when El Toro Loco (my favorite bull-horned truck) flies through the air and lands on a motor home and it explodes like a confetti cannon.
--Sharon Kennedy Wynne
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