Supercross at the Georgia Dome 

The Monster Energy AMA Supercross FIM World Championship came to the Georgia Dome Saturday, February 21, 2009. The evening started with “Sweet Home Alabama” blaring over the loud speakers at the almost filled to capacity arena. And then in the most surreal moment of the night amongst cheers and shouts and following the blaring of “Born In The USA” at tremendous volume (“I had a buddy at Khe Sahn, Fighting off the Viet Cong, They're still there, he's all gone”) a group of youngsters were marched to the center of the arena and stood behind American flags as they were sworn into the United States Air Force. “I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States,” boomed a voice over the loudspeakers “against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States.” Tremendous fireworks then shook the stadium like bombs with smoke and fire and the individual riders were dramatically introduced, and then finally, the race was on.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Photo Galleries

  • Erotic Dance National Championship

    Another year, another stripper competition. The finals of the 2012 Erotic Dance National Championships took place at the Pink Pony on Saturday night.
  • Caribbean Carnival

    Atlanta's fifth annual Caribbean Carnival packed itself into Auburn Ave. this Saturday for a taste of Caribbean music and food, as well as a parade of hundreds dressed in traditional Caribbean carnival costumes.
  • Photos: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

    Fronted by Alex Ebert and Jade Castrinos, 12 member band Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros played to a packed Tabernacle on Monday night.
  • More »

More by Joeff Davis

Restaurant Review: Bread & Butterfly
Restaurant Review: Bread & Butterfly

Search Events

  1. Atlanta according to Mia Jackson

    The local comedian on the allure of Sandy Springs and her secret Taco Mac order
  2. Top 10 gay bars in Atlanta 11

    How do we love the city's LGBT nightlife? Let us count the ways.
  3. Neighborhood Issue 2015 9

    Residents showcase the underappreciated charms of their neighborhoods

Recent Comments

© 2016 Creative Loafing Atlanta
Powered by Foundation