Disclaimer: My family was provided with tickets to the even for purposes of this review. All opinions are still my own.
Last night the boys had an awesome time going to Monster Jam at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. This was Chris's second time and as soon as he heard we were going to see Monster trucks he was so excited. He is 4 years old and remembers going to it last year and just how awesome it is. My husband went for the first time this year and he had an awesome time too. He claims he had more fun then the kids but I'm not so sure. Chris has been setting up a Monster truck stage with his cars and talking about it non stop.
If you ask Chris what he liked the best he will tell you when the giant T-Rex came out and started eating the cars. Um yeah trucks and dinosaurs you are talking about little boy heaven! If you ask my husband what he liked best he will say the dirt bikes, four wheelers, and the monster truck crashing! Yes they got to see a crash which was a first for everyone. So pretty cool.
Overall the show is a great experience for everyone young and old. I think it triggers the man gene in all the boys and gets their adrenaline going just hearing the motors revving their engines, and they are loud! I highly recommend if you are going to bring ear plugs and noise canceling headphones for everyone in your group.
There are still awesome seats left. We sat pretty far back, row M in the second level, but had no problem seeing all the action. It was a great time and I can't wait to go again next year.
Allstate Arena, Feb 7-9, 2014
Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air. Monster Jam, sanctioned by the United States Hot Rod Association, is the most popular monster truck tour, performing to over 4 million fans annually at the most prestigious arenas and stadiums throughout the world. Monster Jam shows consist of three main fan-favorite elements - the pit party, racing and freestyle.