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Scout1071 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 12:58 PM
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I went to a Roller Derby last night. Ask me anything!
Dog Fightin' Dames vs The Bionics.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 12:59 PM
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1. Why?
Thought those things were extinct.
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Scout1071 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 01:05 PM
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2. They are back. It was absolutely hilarious. This was my
second trip to the Derby. It was the best $10 I've spent in a long time and cannot wait to go back next month for The Silent Assassins vs The Dearly Departed.
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Scout1071 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 01:35 PM
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3. Come on people....the cheerleaders were drag queens!
Good times.
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 01:37 PM
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4. Did you see Ralphy Valaderas? The SF Bay Bombers?
I didn't know that this was still around. When does Faux start carrying it? Oh, were there lots of fights? Do the female derbyists still pull hair? Do audience members generally have lots of missing teeth and tattoos? Wish I were there, especially now that Carnivale is off HBO.
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Scout1071 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 01:43 PM
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5. Yes, lots of tattoos in the crowd, but that's pretty common anywhere
these days.

Let me tell you, it was widely amusing. The post-match party was even better.

The crowd is a mix of goth, punk, trailer family, lesbian and suburban curiosity. A fairly evenly matched chunk of each demographic. All in all, makes for an extremely interesting evening.

I cannot wait to go back next month.

And yes, it's very physical, but no hair pulling.
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 01:46 PM
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6. This sounds great, nowthat's my type of crowd!
A "post match party"...Do you get to hang with the derby folks and get drunk and such. This is too much. I'm going when it comes to my area. I just love the crowd!
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Scout1071 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 01:52 PM
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7. Yea, one of my friends is on the team.
She's a very cool artist and she started sending me emails encouraging me to come check it out.

Coincidentally last month a friend called to see if I wanted to check it out because she'd been hearing buzz. Turns out that it was one of the funnest thing I have done in years.

And yes, the post-match parties are half the fun. We are putting together some clips and I'll post back at DU if we can get them online.

All in all, I would google or find out if there is a league in your area. They are catching on all over the US. The resurgence started in Dallas a few years back. I live in KC and we have 4 teams. Although judging by all the newbies in training I saw last night there will be more teams by the fall. They have to train for a few months before they are allowed in competition.
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Scout1071 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 02:00 PM
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8. Here you go....pictures from the Texas league:
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