Friday, February 20, 2015

Cooper's first Monster Jam

Saturday, Feb. 14 I took Cooper to see his first Monster Jam show in person at the FedExForum here in Memphis ...

We got there early to enjoy the Pit Party where fans can get up close to the trucks and meet the drivers ...

Cooper's favorite heading in is Captain's Curse, so that's where we went first to meet Alex Blackwell ...

That's Tom Meents back there, driver of Max-D (Maximum Destruction). This was Meents first time in Memphis, and it was awesome. Meents is one of the top three exciting drivers on the whole circuit. He drives a monster truck like you would drive a remote control car - crazy, fun and somehow never gets destroyed.

Bounty Hunter is always good for some cool tricks. That's Jim Cretin. His wife was next to us, Dawn Cretin, driver of Scarlet Bandit.

This is Lee O'Donnell, driving NEA Police that night. He used to drive Iron Man, which Cooper loved, but Marvel ended their agreement with Monster Jam recently, so O'Donnell is freelancing. I just loved that in person the truck looked like the spaceship from "Flight of the Navigator."

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