Discount given for apocalyptic freestyle motocross

by Andrew Scoggins

Courtesy of Jennifer Young
Courtesy of Jennifer Young

Backflips on motorcycles, giant plumes of fire, attractive women, blasting music, post-apocalyptic conflict, is anything else really necessary? A new breed of extreme showmanship is making its way to the San Diego Valley View Casino Center (formerly the San Diego Sports Arena) this weekend for some death-defying tricks and plenty of roaring engines to damage eardrums permanently.

Combining two of the top teams of the freestyle motocross world, Metal Mullisha and the Soldiers of Havoc, Nuclear Cowboyz attempts to tell a story in which both tribes are “challenged by a dark underworld that begins the ultimate battle for world supremacy” through backflips and other tricks. It’s an interesting concept of having a fully synchronized and choreographed freestyle event and provides a new dynamic to a stunt-driven sport that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats.

The entire thing is coordinated by Barry Lather, who usually directs concerts, including Usher and Rihanna’s stadium shows. Micky Dymond, a two-time AMA Motocross National Champion, is in charge of coordinating all the choreography and stunts. The elaborate set displays the stage of a post apocalyptic showdown perfectly with mangled cars and dusty ramps.

The upcoming show will take place tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30 P.M. with tickets starting at $35. However, college students with a student ID can get discounted tickets for $15. The show looks like a blast and a fantastic way to spend a Friday or Saturday night.

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