Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Keep On Truckin'

A couple of weekends ago, the Roadie crew (Roadchick, Redneck, Rockboy, Skaterboy, and Rockboy's girlfriend)(thanks Kim G.!) took in the Monster Truck show at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. The Roadie crew knew it was going to be a good time when one of the trucks caught fire before the actual show ever started.

This fire should be filed under: Hey y'all, look at this!

Apparently, the truck (the Jerry "The King" Lawler truck, if anyone is keeping score) had developed an alcohol leak, unbeknownst to any of the pit crew. One of the crew members, being conscientious and making sure everything was in proper running order, stepped under the truck to make a final check. With a lighter.


Why this particular crew member didn't use a flashlight is not known but the 'chick is willing to bet that in the future, he will.

There was much running around and stamping on flames on the floor and blowing (as in birthday candles) of the flames under the hood. A crew member that still had his thinking faculties intact finally used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames under the hood. Needless to say, this truck did not run.

Monster truck shows are an open invitation for every redneck in the tri-state region to make a roadtrip to the event. It felt like Old Home Week.

While standing on the sidewalk before the show began, the 'chick was hailed from a passing car by a little girl that is the granddaughter of a good friend. It's good to be a star.

After the monster truck show, the Roadie crew decided to go bowling and a good time was had by all.

The only way to have a more redneck day would have been to round out the evening by going cow-tipping. It's a good thing that there is no livestock within the city limits.


mist1 said...

I have been cowtipping. I have never been to a monster truck thingy. I am dying to go. No one will go with me. I want to have a favorite truck. I want an autographed picture with a truck. Oh, that's my dream.

Am not kidding.

briliantdonkey said...

I have never been cow tipping either. The monster truck show is coming here soon though and I have been considering going and taking my GF and her son. I haven't been to one since I was a kid myself, but they are interesting in a 'once in a while' sort of way.


Bice said...

Next time BYOC!

(Bring Your Own Cattle)

Susan said...

If you say 'cowtipping' 'round these parts you get an at least 30 minute lecture about why that's a bad thing. People take their cattle a little too seriously in BFE. Jerry "The King" caught fire??? How I would have loved to have seen that. Ever since the ex made me watch every WWE thing that came on tv through the week I've had a soft spot in my heart for 'the king'..ahhh memories.

fringes said...

We missed the monster show here last weekend. Wish I'd known it was coming. Sounds like you had a great time.

Roadchick said...

Mist~ You take the 'chick cowtipping, the 'chick will take you to monster trucks.

Donkey~ Please. You know you WANT to go. Just buy the tickets.

Bice~ Then everyone would want to go cowtipping!

Susan~ Too bad it wasn't actually "The King" - he's related to the ex-Mr.-Roadchick.

Fringes~ It was as much fun as a pack of rednecks could've had in the middle of town. Well, almost. There were kiddos along. *g*

Pacian said...

Pacian: Google, what is cow-tipping?

Google: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1858246,00.html

Kim G. said...

"The Adventures of Roadchick and her Roadies: A Monster Flame Out" - just send me the royalty checks and I'll buy my own beef steaks made from previously untipped cows.