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#1 Travis Pastrana and Nitro Circus Rocked Annapolis | WildYear

December 21, 2017

This is #1 on our list of the Best Nitro Moments from 2017. Check out the full list here.

When the North America tour schedule was being ironed out in late 2016, one planned stop stood out from the rest: Nitro Ringleader Travis Pastrana hadn’t ever brought the show to his hometown of Annapolis, Maryland. Even half a year out, everyone knew this was going to be a banner show for Travis and the Nitro Circus Crew.

But then the unthinkable happened: For the first time in over a decade of Nitro Circus Live, the local neighborhood council voted to not allow the show to go ahead. It would have been devastating for any tour stop to meet this type of resistance, but the fact that it was Annapolis made it sting even more. Despite the show at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium being scheduled for a Sunday afternoon, a small group cited the potential noise as the factor. Obviously this setback didn’t deter Travis, who gathered a group and went door-to-door in the snow to appeal to the neighborhood. That, along with help from other locals, including the Annapolis mayor, eventually paid off, the neighborhood council changed their mind (and Travis, Streetbike Tommy, Gregg Duffy, and friends got to March in the St. Patty’s Day Parade) — and in July, the show went on. Hit that last link for a ton of pictures from the Annapolis show, and check out this video of the lead-up:

This is #1 on our list of the Best Nitro Moments from 2017. Check out the full list here.