i wouldn’t go so far as to say i’m a monster truck “fan”. i know, i know, today will be my 4th show in as many years (and as many opportunities as i’ve had to see them), so it probably *looks* like i’m a fan. I’ll grant you also that i’ve discussed them before, so i can see where you might be confused.
i enjoy the show. i root for the underdogs even though the regional trucks have really no chance to out-shine the national ones. and this is the source of said betrayal. you see there’s a truck/crew that is more popular than all the others: gravedigger. he’s always the headliner. a good 1/3 to 1/2 of the merchandise purchased is related to him/it/whatever. he is the superstar, the figurehead of the entire organization.
i know what you’re thinking. those poor folks in the other cities won’t get to see gravedigger! or maybe *i* won’t get to see gravedigger today. to be honest, i thought mostly of the extremely disappointed children and other rabid fans. i mean, seriously, how disappointing would that be? the show comes by once a year and you don’t even get to see the guy you came to see?
you know what the answer is, don’t you?
i’m sad to report that based on the lists of guests at the 3 shows today it appears that there is indeed, more than on gravedigger. one at every show, even.
i know. it’s okay. we’ll get through this together.