Pastrana comes home as Nitro Circus hits Annapolis (PHOTOS)

| July 25, 2017

Travis Pastrana is a local boy through and through. He and his band of merry dirt bikers, skate boarders, BMX’ers (and even wheel chairs) were on full display as Nitro Circus Live finally hit the superstar’s home this past Sunday. Originally the plan was DOA. The original proposal was shot down by the community surrounding the stadium fueled by an overzealous association president and City Alderman who were not fully informed about  Nitro Circus. Travis then responded with a Facebook post announcing his disappointment.

That stemmed a massive movement in the area to defend their local hero and fight to ensure the event would happen. The backlash was so strong that Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides needed to address the situation. Pantelides and Pastrana, along with dozens of others, took to the streets of Germantown-Homewood and Admiral Heights communities to gather support for the event. Finally, in January, Athletic Director Chet Gladchuck had heard enough from the community after walking with Pastrana that he announced the event was a go.

Finally, the day came and the city Travis loves so much showed up in droves. 22,000 fans packed into Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, the largest crowd for any North American show in Nitro Circus history. The Fans battled two rain delays and tremendous heat, but they stuck with it and watched one of the craziest shows ever put on. The energy coming from Pastrana was contagious. “Good to be home. So many friends, so many families, and we’re at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium riding dirt bikes” said Pastrana as the show kicked off.

Just take a look for yourself!

Photos: ©2017, Glenn A. Miller | Glenn A. Miller Photography for Eye On Annapolis

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Kevin Chaney was born and raised in Pasadena, MD. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 2007 and served on board the USS Nimitz until 2012. He is now attending the University of Maryland. Follow him on his blog at http://kchaneyreporting.wixsite.com/sports