More than 60,000 people jammed into the Georgia Dome on Saturday for the Monster Jam, an evening of enchantment with MONSTER trucks. The evening opened with the song “Proud to be an American” pumped at extreme decibels over the loud speakers. (Really, what is more American than Monster trucks?)
By the time the opening race started, the Dome was already filled with a toxic cloud of smoke. The air smelled like death and tasted like you were sucking on a muffler.
“It is so exciting to see the trucks flip,” said Covington resident Brandi Lucas, who came with her four-year-old child. Saturday marked her eighth visit to Monster Jam. “Sitting where you can smell the fumes and the dirt,” she shouted from her front row seat, “How can you not love that?”