HORSHAM City Oval’s Nitro Circus motorbike stunt show on Sunday night ended an enthralling weekend of entertainment across the Wimmera.
The show featured freestyle motocross, scooter and BMX riders performing jumps and tricks.
Up to 8000 people were expected to attend the internationally touring event, which involved 36 riders and a set transported by 12 semi-trailers.
Many said their children had a good time at the show and thanked the organisers for bringing such a large event to the Wimmera during the Easter break.
There were a couple of complaints about seat placement, the speed at which VIP ticket holders were admitted and the cost of items such as beer and ice cream inside the venue.
Warrnambool’s Luke Williams said he had a “mint” time at the show.
“We loved it was well worth the drive from Warrnambool,” he said.
But Horsham’s Amy Taylor had different feedback, she said the VIP experience wasn't as expected.
“By the time you actually got in the practice was finished, didn't get to meet and greet with a million kids hogging the fence. View from the seats were crappy and crowded,” she said.
“But the overall show was good and the guys did a great job. I think next time I would just pay to go to a bigger show in Melbourne.”
A few ticket holders posted their reviews on the Nitro Circus Live Facebook page.
“Awesome show guys my kids loved it thanks so much for a great family event in country Victoria!!!” Stawell’s Tanya Meyer posted.
“Kids were pumped after the show. Thanks for a great night!” Catherine McAllion Sellens posted.
Nitro Circus stunt riders in Horsham on Sunday night. Video: ASHLEY CARLSEN pic.twitter.com/HnBX3sb5GC— Rex Martinich (@RexMartinich) April 17, 2017
“Kids loved the show really did good seats for general admission best family event for Easter day in Horsham for awhile good work best seats well worth the value,” Helen Barr posted.
“Was an awesome night. Great way to end my birthday. Thanks guys,” Melissa Taylor posted.
“Thank you for an awesome show!!! Kids and I loved it! Hope you come back again!!!” Tammy Van Duren posted on Facebook.
Supermarket walk, operation birdseed and this place was pumping... 15 minutes later, this: pic.twitter.com/FLcXzu4wj0— Jessica Grimble (@grimble_j) April 16, 2017
Cameron Pickering congratulated Horsham Rural City Council for its efforts to bring Nitro Circus to Horsham.
“Contrary to the many posts on here and Bendigo and Shepparton pages - absolutely no criticism from our family. Those who sold tickets missed out on a grest family friendly event,” he posted.
“Thank to the promoters for considering smaller communities. Great to see the ridiculously good lighting of Horsham City Oval being put to good use also.”