Sunday, March 14, 2010

Roller Derby

Oh geez...why did I wait til just now to go see the Atlanta Roller Girls?? Have you been? Do you know what I'm talking about? Roller derby is so much fun! (cue my boyfriend making fun of how much I say the word 'fun') Anyways, it's awesome! The place was jam packed. We sat on the floor with our Solo cups of beer and craned our necks over fans to see girls skate, bump, trip, fall, and sling each other around.

The Dirty South Derby team was playing some team from St. Louis. I don't remember their name...but all that matters is that the Atlanta team won. :) We actually had a pretty good grasp on how the sport is played from watching the movie Whip It, but there were a few things we had to learn as the bout/match went on. The crowd was really into the bout/match- lots of cheering, chants, boos, clapping, shouting. Everything that makes a sporting event more exciting to watch. Plus, the people watching is great! There are all sorts of people that come to these matches. There was a storm trooper at the bout last night! I missed a few really good parts of the bout because I was too distracted by people in the audience. Whoops!

If you haven't checked it out, I highly recommend it. The next match/bout isn't until April but buy your tickets early, grab some friends, a cooler of beer and have a good time.

J Squirrel

1 comment:

  1. um didnt i tell you ages ago how much fun it is!!!! you probably saw my friend Nora Gretz playing on the dirty south team! Those ladies kick ASS!