Saturday, February 19, 2011

Monster Trucks

Saturday February 19th, 2011

This morning there was no rain in sight.  It was overcast and cool.  We decided to go to the Monster Trucks tonight and so I got online and purchased the tickets.

Tony went to the shops and got some rolls and so I made them up for us to have tonight.  We packed our drinks and some nibblies and off we went.

We caught the bus into the city and as we had some time to kill we ended up catching the tram down to the Entertainment Centre and then to the Showgrounds. 

When we got off the tram we had a short walk to the grounds because I thought we could enter through Leader Street entrance, but because I opted to pick up the tickets from the venue I was told we had to walk around to Rose Street (the main entrance) to collect them.  Not happy!

20 minutes later we finally got our tickets.  One good thing to having pre-purchased the tickets was that we didn't have to wait in the very, very long line of people wanting to buy theirs.  They had to delay the start of the show due to the large number of people still trying to get in.

The day turned out to be very nice, the sun came out which warmed it up and the evening was very mild.  No need for jumpers or coats.

Loved the trucks, huge giant machines they were.  The three moto-cross bikes were awesome with their high flying antics.  Too scary for me, even to watch, in case they came off their bike.  The jet van was good and was even more impressive when it got dark and they turned off the lights and the van drove around the circuit with the huge flame coming from the rear.

They also had races with quad bikes, smash-up derby with the chance for some listeners from Triple M radio station to win a trip to Las Vegas, and the car drop.  This year it was a 'limousine'.  Fireworks ended the night.

One Monster Truck, named "Freakshow" was or should have been able to do a back flip, this was the result of his attempt........

It ended up on it's roof among the wrecks.  The driver did walk away unscathed.

We walked back to get the tram, called in to work for a toilet break and then caught the bus back home.  This catching public transport is very tiring and so we all flopped into bed when we got home.

From the Lens..........

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