Aiden has his program and is ready for some autographs.
*** I know, this is a month late. I’m working on catching up on some posts I’ve promised I’d share with everyone. ***
After the long, cold walk from the parking garage, we picked up our tickets and bought pit passes at will-call, and headed in for the party.
NASCAR could learn a little bit from Monster Jam. When I lived in Tennessee, I heard people talk about the old days in the sport, when NASCAR drivers were accessible to the fans. As its popularity has grown, the drivers have become more distant from the fans. One thing I learned from attending the pit party is that access to the drivers is a very important thing – especially to the younger fans. Aiden was super-excited to be there and meet some of his favorite drivers that he’s been watching on Speed TV. We waited for an hour to meet the driver of Grave Digger. And it totally made the trip worth it.
Waiting in line for Grave Digger. And waiting. And waiting.
This made his night.
Because she went to a birthday party instead of Monster Jam, Aiden promised Alyson he’d meet the driver of this truck for her. It’s her favorite. Is anyone surprised?
Aiden with the driver of Monster Mutt Dalmatian.
We saw Superman last year. Batman was here this year.
Backdraft: a tribute to first-responders
Waiting in line. Fortunately, it wasn’t nearly as long as Grave Digger’s – which was a good thing.
Backdraft’s driver knows how to party.
We didn’t have time to wait in line for Maximum Destruction. The line was about as long as Grave Digger’s. Did manage to get a quick picture though.
Didn’t get to meet the driver of Max D, but Aiden was OK with that.
As we were leaving the pit party, Aiden saw the announcer, Scott Douglas, and asked him for an autograph.
After the autograph, he motioned for Aiden to come up to the booth and pretended to interview him. How cool is that?
I hope to post pictures from the actual show today. It might not be until Thursday afternoon. We’ll have to wait and see. It all depends on how much work I get done in the office.