Monster Jam and Nuclear Cowboyz Defy Gravity

Monster Jam and Nuclear Cowboyz flip into Pittsburgh.

While many people in Pittsburgh spent Valentine’s Day weekend with romantic getaways and candlelit dinners, thousands of people packed Consol Energy Center for the annual Monster Jam show featuring high flying trucks, quad wars and much more.

It’s truly become a tradition for many to pack up the whole family and head to Consol Energy Center for Monster Jam. Where else could you see enormous trucks doing sky wheelies, jumping over cars and performing some pretty wicked 360s on a dirt track.

This year marked the debut of the new fan-voted truck, Zombie, which came out of the gate running hard and fast in the competition. Also featured in the Pittsburgh show this year was Backdraft with a beautiful new design complete with flashing lights dedicated to all fire fighters across the country, Rap Attack and fan favorites such as Eradicator, Monster Mutt, Grinder, and the ever-immortal Grave Digger.

Every truck has a unique personality, just like the driver. These trucks were no exception featuring their famous tricks, jumps and true fan appreciation. Throughout the entire show the drivers popped into the stands to hand out award plaques to the fans, various souvenirs, hot wheel cars and even sno cones! It’s truly great to see the organization keep to their promise of fan appreciation by always giving back to those who mean the most—their true fans. And I don’t just mean the children, adults flock to the show, too. The stands were filled with couples—young and old with no children in sight because Monster Jam is truly a show for all ages!

Monster Jam isn’t the only show in the last month to feature high-flying acts—just two weeks ago the Nuclear Cowboyz rolled into town featuring their own set of death-defying stunts on dirt bikes and quads.

Unlike Monster Jam’s racing competition, Nuclear Cowboyz features a choreographed stunt show with high flying dirt bike flips and tricks, dancers and a story.

While this year’s show was fairly similar to last year’s, there were a few new tricks, including a four-person flip at the very end.

For those lucky enough to score the VIP Fall out zone tickets, a real treat awaited in the VIP section where fans could meet and greet all the drivers, try on gear and get up close and personal with the bikes.

If you missed your shot to see these two amazing shows, mark your calendars for next year. Nuclear Cowboyz always comes in January and Monster Jam always hits Pittsburgh in February.

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