Right, second time lucky... After the schedule change to the last roller derby meetup I tried to organise, I thought I'd have another go and try to catch one of the saturday morning pre-season bouts.
For anyone whos not heard of it, Roller Derby is a faced-paced, sometimes brutal, but always good-natured sport, played on roller skates. Its one of the fastest growing sports on the planet and uniquely North American, with an inclusive, welcoming atmosphere and a DIY way of doing things. Its like an alternate universe where sports are the preserve of the geeks and weirdos instead of the jocks. Check out the 2009 Ellen Page film ‘Whip It’ which is a pretty good intro to derby.
I’ve got some friends who skate back in the UK, and going to see their bouts has turned me into a bit of a fanboy. Hopefully some of you’ll find it fun too. Might turn this into a regular trip this season if anyone else gets the bug.
Tickets are $5 on the door. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/226559297530867/?source=1
< I'll try to keep an eye on this to see if they move it again, but if anyone notices any updates, could they let the group know?