Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Monstrous Preparations for June 2nd
In anticipation of the 4:00 am arrival of the dirt convoy, the heavy artillary is on standby.
Earthmovers have been mustering all day. By 3:00 pm, there was enough equipment outside M&T to build another ICC.
But it's no mere road they're gearing up for-- It's the dreaded "Path of Destruction."
The Monster Truck event begins on Saturday afternoon with a pit party for fans to meet the drivers and admire their steeds. This takes place on Lots B and C, and of course refreshments will be served. Which means stadium operations will distribute trash and recycling receptacles along with crowd controlling barriers. They were being placed late this afternoon.
By the time they finish, this field will have every tacky lawn ornament short of a pink flamingo punctuating the course.
And if you are already gasping at the thought of what this does to air quality, be assured water vans periodically spray the course to keep dust settled.
Much as I love on-site reporting, the 4:00 am procession of dump trucks and bulldozers will perform their wizardry without me. I'll be back online when the vehicles themselves roll into town. It's not unlike the pachyderm parade down Pratt, but without need for a bucket and shovel. Who could miss that?
The Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Path of Destruction is just about the most fun a family can have -- particularly with the youngsters, who just can't get enough of the action.
Tickets are still available, for the event and the pit party beforehand.