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(Tampa Bay Times)   The first live entertainment tours to return since COVID are Disney on Ice and monster trucks   (tampabay.com) divider line
    More: Murica, Monster Jam, Feld Entertainment, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Feld's largest performers, touring apparatus, Jim Digby, Feld Entertainment CEO Kenneth Feld, part of Feld  
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2020-09-28 6:33:52 PM  
12 votes:
I won't tell my son. An arena full of average Monster Jam fans is about the surest way of catching COVID I can think of.
 
2020-09-28 8:08:04 PM  
10 votes:
Having been one of those "monster trucks are a racist idiot's paradise" people before actually *going* to one of the events... I've actually been very happy and surprised at the amount of inclusion and general friendliness at your average Monster Jam event.  Compared to other motorsports, it's a huge proportion of women and minority drivers, etc.  Everybody backs one another up, regardless of team, and they often seem to be helping each other move around or move up between the various teams and garages.

Dennis Anderson (Grave Digger's creator/driver) is 60 years old, and he only retired three years ago.  He often says that the fans have paid for every bolt on his truck and every shingle on his roof, and if he has to sit around signing extra autographs or talking to extra fans, well.  "They took the time to come out here, I can take the time to say hi."

From a technology standpoint, the fact that you even have 57 year old drivers who did this for multiple decades and retire without being absolutely destroyed physically is a credit to the suspension, seat and overall design and fabrication methods and safety tech.  Yeah, Anderson retired because of an injury, but he also dropped his truck on its top from thirty feet up, and the suspension ended up using him for cushioning.

TL;DR, don't judge a book until you've walked a mile away with it.
 
2020-09-28 6:39:11 PM  
6 votes:
We are a nation living at the mercy of morons.
 
2020-09-28 7:02:52 PM  
4 votes:
Terrifying.  Disney on Ice is the only place that I've ever seen a cash, craft service, table.  They even charged for hot water, and microwave use.   I'd hate to trust my health and safety to someone that cheap.
 
2020-09-28 8:34:21 PM  
3 votes:

The Green Intern: Having been one of those "monster trucks are a racist idiot's paradise" people before actually *going* to one of the events... I've actually been very happy and surprised at the amount of inclusion and general friendliness at your average Monster Jam event.  Compared to other motorsports, it's a huge proportion of women and minority drivers, etc.  Everybody backs one another up, regardless of team, and they often seem to be helping each other move around or move up between the various teams and garages.

Dennis Anderson (Grave Digger's creator/driver) is 60 years old, and he only retired three years ago.  He often says that the fans have paid for every bolt on his truck and every shingle on his roof, and if he has to sit around signing extra autographs or talking to extra fans, well.  "They took the time to come out here, I can take the time to say hi."

From a technology standpoint, the fact that you even have 57 year old drivers who did this for multiple decades and retire without being absolutely destroyed physically is a credit to the suspension, seat and overall design and fabrication methods and safety tech.  Yeah, Anderson retired because of an injury, but he also dropped his truck on its top from thirty feet up, and the suspension ended up using him for cushioning.

TL;DR, don't judge a book until you've walked a mile away with it.


Hey, Everybody, get a load of the guy talking about inclusiveness and not being judgemental!  Let's judge and ostracize him!!!

/But seriously, well said
 
2020-09-28 7:07:10 PM  
3 votes:

ohdontbeshy: Does anyone remember SNL having a cold open after Walt Disney died and it was just video of a coffin being pushed across a rink advertising Walt Disney's World on Ice? Maybe it was another sketch show?


Walt died in 1966.
 
2020-09-28 6:57:01 PM  
3 votes:

mybluemake: Need a mashup!


I would totally pay to see monster trucks on ice.
 
2020-09-28 10:08:11 PM  
2 votes:

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2020-09-28 8:06:09 PM  
2 votes:
Well  it's truth in advertising at least

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2020-09-28 7:04:55 PM  
2 votes:
Not surprised.  These are Feld Entertainment owned enterprises and they are money hungry trash.
 
2020-09-28 6:52:48 PM  
2 votes:

FirstDennis: .
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How can you have a monster truck event without confederate flags?
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I've gone to at least one Monster Jam every year for the past six years.  I haven't seen one.

Of course, Detroit isn't the place where people display the loser linen much.  You have to drive about 20 minutes North to see that.  I did see a Harley rider with a swastika on his shirt back.  I decided it was in my best interest not to run him over with my F-150 while screaming "Jewish Justice mother farker!"
 
2020-09-28 6:46:56 PM  
2 votes:

mybluemake: Need a mashup!


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2020-09-29 1:06:03 AM  
1 vote:

waxbeans: kermit the forg: [YouTube video: Monster Trucks at CNE 1984]

I miss not knowing how racist America was


Okay, but what's that got to do with a monster truck show in Canada?
 
2020-09-28 10:06:37 PM  
1 vote:

Ragin' Asian: Honestly, why haven't they done a monster truck rally/Disney in Ice crossover performance? I'd pay Ticketmaster prices for that.


They already did this, so yeah, why not?
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2020-09-28 8:36:24 PM  
1 vote:
If they combined the two together, I'd consider watching PPV.
 
2020-09-28 7:58:34 PM  
1 vote:
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2020-09-28 7:33:43 PM  
1 vote:

rightClick: ohdontbeshy: Does anyone remember SNL having a cold open after Walt Disney died and it was just video of a coffin being pushed across a rink advertising Walt Disney's World on Ice? Maybe it was another sketch show?

Walt died in 1966.


And Walt Disney's World on Ice didn't begin until 1982.  Which sounds like a more likely time for such a sketch.  So I'd guess either SNL or ABC's Fridays, which started up around then.  There might have been a few short-lived summer replacement series as well.
 
2020-09-28 7:14:10 PM  
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2020-09-28 6:54:13 PM  
1 vote:
The nightmare just keeps getting worse and worse.
 
2020-09-28 6:33:42 PM  
1 vote:
Need a mashup!
 
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