Detroit Derby Girls Bout ~ March 2, 2013

Such a blast to go....if you haven't gone it's well worth checking out....the March 2, 2013 bout is a double header (sure don't know if that's derby lingo or not) it's between the Grand Prix Madonnas vs. Pistolwhippers and the Pistoffs vs. Devil's Night Dames.

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!

Unless you got them in advance or are getting them from will call, they are out of tickets.

If you are NOT GOING,

please update your RSVP.

This a double-header and the first game starts at 6 PM. If I recall from when I went before there was an long intermission (45 minutes between the bouts) with activities for kids that started about 7:30-ish.

Parking is $10 at Masonic.  You can park at the Majestic for $4 and catch the free shuttle over (see comments for more info).

I'm not keen on leadership, but i would certainly be happy to help organize if there's any interest in the Detroit Art Aventurers...it's like stepping back into the 50's. And the Masonic Temple is beautiful, and the rink is so cool too! ok, thanks, Debra

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  • Bonnie J

    I enjoyed it. However, like many people have said before me....it would have been nice to have a designated section or meeting place to get together as a group.

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Who is up for meeting at The Masonic or nearby around 5pm?

    March 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am. I was thinking of going to the Majestic and then taking the free shuttle over. (I haven't looked on a map, but I assume it's nearby).

      March 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry I did not find you guys. I had internet/phone issues, forgot my ticket :( and showed up late. Definitely was fun to check out--hope to actually meet folks next time..

      March 3, 2013

  • Holly

    Loved the second match. The game was easier to follow once we realized the rules were printed in the program! Great people watching!

    March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great! The first game was a little slow but the second game was awesome.

    March 3, 2013

  • Stephen W.

    At the Majestic right now, waiting for the shuttle. I hope I am doing this right

    March 2, 2013

    • Stephen W.

      I am sitting against the wall to the left of the entrance

      March 2, 2013

    • Kendra

      Good luck finding each other!

      March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Warning! I-94 is closed between Michigan Avenue and I-96.
    At least eastbound is I'm not sure about westbound.

    March 2, 2013

  • Sherry

    Hello Lovely Adventurers. I've never been to the Masonic and am wondering, is there a scheduled meet-up point... at any particular time within the event?

    February 26, 2013

    • Sherry

      Maureen, it would be great to meet up beforehand! I'm riding with Kelly Gagnon, so I'll have to talk with her and see what we can arrange. Are you planning on going to the Majestic? Could you e-mail me your cell? Thanks!

      March 2, 2013

    • Holly

      Hi Sherry got your VM and yes, I will be meeting you at 430 as suggested. See you there!

      1 · March 2, 2013

  • Stephen W.

    So, is there a place where people are meeting?

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Also, apparently they are serving $2 beers 5-6pm inside the temple. (i.e. more motivation to gather beforehand and find seating :))

    March 1, 2013

    • Stephen W.

      I would be happy to meet there at 5

      March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've had a change of plans... Have fun without me though!

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just got this e-mail:

    Dear Attendees of the March 2 Detroit Derby Girls Bout at the Masonic Temple:

    Thank you for your ticket purchase! We look forward to seeing you at this sold out event. Please note additional tickets will NOT be available for purchase at the door. - Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event BEGINS at 6 p.m. Seating is general admission. - Will call pick up will begin at 4 p.m. on the first floor of the Masonic Temple. Because this event is sold out, early arrival for will call pick up is encouraged.

    - Parking is available in the Masonic lot for $10.

    - The Majestic Theater Complex, the host of the event after party, is offering a complimentary shuttle from the Majestic Complex to the Masonic Temple. Parking at the Majestic Complex is $4 and the shuttle will depart from the Woodward Avenue entrance at approximately 5:30 p.m. The return trip will depart from the Masonic Temple at the end of the event (approximately 10 p.m.).

    March 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm in east Dearborn if anyone wants to ride together downtown from there. I'm off Michigan Ave just off I-94 and 2 miles from Southfield and Michigan; it's actually Michigan and Schaefer Rd.; depending on where you likve this would translate to Zero Mile road and Coolidge (seriously).

      I'm planning on going at 6 to catch the start (I'll still come meet the group at 7, where ever we're meeting) but I'm a little flexible on that.

      If no one wants to do the above, I', tempted to go over to the Majestic and get a pizza first and take the shuttle over. I'm flexible on that too...

      March 1, 2013

    • Denise

      Thanks. Was able to get a ticket!!!! Will be there early (5:00ish).

      March 1, 2013

  • Denise

    Okay, just found out that tickets will not be sold at the door.
    Why weren't the members who rsvp'd for this event told this in advance to buy tickets in advance. Very disappointed!!!

    February 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Several times in the comments it was mentioned that they often sell out at Masonic. I also posted a week ago when tickets were about to go up in price and they'd mail them to you for free. Fyi, they do sell at the door if they have tickets; it's just like a concert or play, if they don't have tickets left, they don't sell at door.

      February 28, 2013

  • Denise

    Can you tickets at the door since they are sold out online?

    February 28, 2013

  • Kevin S.

    I was an extra in the movie Whip It..
    it was a blast! The track in real life is flat though.

    February 23, 2013

    • Kevin S.

      Oops... The track at the Masonic is banked.

      February 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It is? That'll be cool. But since they're part of the WFTDA and the FT stands for "flat track" that would be odd, but I'd like to see a game on a non-flat track.

      February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, a few questions:
    Is anyone carpooling from Ann Arbor?
    Are we meeting for dinner or just at Masonic? If so, where?
    Can we just get tickets there?
    Thanks!

    February 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      So i'm actually coming from Ann Arbor too but I won't be able to meet up fire foods before.I get off just in time to get there before it starts but you can buy tix here: http://www.detroitder...­

      February 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Tickets are sold out on-line...

      February 28, 2013

  • Joan

    Conflicting plans, have fun!!

    February 27, 2013

  • Stephen W.

    HI, I just signed up for this event. I look forward to meeting everyone.

    Stephen

    February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm getting ready for the game next week by watching "Whip It!" tonight.

    February 23, 2013

  • Kelly

    kevin and i are carpooling. if you want to meet us in say royal oak and drive downtown with us that would be fine. (we are both coming from the livonia, farm hills area)

    February 23, 2013

  • Sherry

    Hi Everyone! I recently joined the Art Adventurers and am excited to join in on some fun events... and this derby sounds fabulous! Is there is still room to carpool with anyone? I'd be happy to pitch in for gas and can easily meet up at either the Royal Oak or Great Lakes Crossing locations. (I'm in Sterling Hts.)[masked]-5136. Thanks!

    February 23, 2013

  • Kelly

    Kevin, my number is[masked]-3330. pls call and we'll set up what time to meet and if we should eat downtown. if anyone else wants to join us give me a call or email and we'll tell you our plans since we live in the same vicinity. Tessa if you want to meet Kevin and I and head possibly downtown to eat that's fine.
    Even if the dgirls start at 6pm, I can personally wait till 7 to see them play since it runs till 10. let me know what you guys think.
    kelly

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    FYI, I noticed that at the ticket link (below) it says "Mar 02,[masked]:00 PM" and "Doors open at 5 p.m."
    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/285502

    While the DDG site doesn't have times listed on their schedule, it does say "Unless otherwise noted, all DDG home events will take place at the Masonic Temple - Detroit. Doors open at 5:45pm for season ticket holders, and 6:00 p.m. for all others. The bout begins at 7:00 p.m."

    February 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I zoomed in on the poster (at the ticket link) and it does say doors at 5. So then I checked out the DDG Facebook page and it says "Doors open at 5 p.m. First bout starts at 6 p.m., second bout starts at 8."
      http://www.facebook.c...­
      If I recall correctly, I'm thinking the intermission between the events was close to 30-45 minutes (I'm thinking closer to 45 though).

      February 20, 2013

  • Kevin S.

    Kelly and I live in the Farmington Hills/Livonia area. If we can meet up early enough, dinner downtown would be cool. Otherwise I think we should just concentrate on getting there early.

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm coming from Ann Arbor to Belleville area... Where's the carpool at exactly?

    February 19, 2013

  • Kelly

    okay kevin, holly and tessa?, where do you guys want to meet on the 2nd and do you want to eat first? thanks, kelly

    February 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry, i'm Herring used to the new format in here... Seems most people wanna eat near there so that's cool with me

      February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in Detroit, so I'm partial to eating down here. But if it's better for the majority, I'll gladly come to Royal Oak. Good places in Detroit are Honest John's, Cass Cafe and Bookies. All close to Masonic Temple.

    January 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I've had Cass cafe before so I can second how good it is :-)

      February 19, 2013

  • Kelly

    Hi, my name's Kelly and I recently moved back to metro Detroit. I'm interested in joining in. It sounds like a good time! I am interested in having a bite to eat before the game. I can drive downtown and/or throw in for gas. Either way.

    January 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Where are you coming from?

      February 19, 2013

  • Heidi

    Are any of the women interested in carpooling? I could take a couple of people in my small car or I could help with gas/parking if someone else wants to drive.

    Maybe we could meet and eat in Royal Oak before the event.

    Heidi

    January 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Where are you coming from? For the carpool?

      February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sounds like fun! How much is it?

    February 18, 2013

  • Kelly

    okay great. so holly, kevin where do yo want to meet, what time and do you guys want to get a bite first. then i guess if anyone else wants to join, the more the merrier?

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    maybe next time.

    February 15, 2013

  • Kelly

    as we're getting closer to the date, i'm in farmingon. holly would you like to carpool with kevin and i? kevin we live pretty close to each other. what do you guys think? anyone else in these areas that wants to carpool?

    February 15, 2013

    • Kevin S.

      I like the idea Kelly, it sounds great...

      February 15, 2013

    • Holly

      Sounds good to me too. Thanks.

      February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I did RSVP, but now unable to attend...not sure how I can change my status?

    February 14, 2013

  • Holly

    I can meet to carpool from Royal Oak.

    February 12, 2013

  • Kevin S.

    I'd like to carpool also, if possible. I live in the Livonia area. Is anyone interested?

    February 10, 2013

  • Kelly

    since i am in farmington area it would make more sense to meet more south towards downtown. Is anyone interested in meeting somewhere more south?

    February 9, 2013

  • Heidi

    We are meeting at Great Lakes Crossing and we will probably eat at the food court.

    February 9, 2013

  • Kelly

    can i join you two and throw in for gas?
    kelly

    February 8, 2013

  • Heidi

    Bonnie and I are carpooling.

    February 8, 2013

  • Bonnie J

    My friend went recently and had a blast!

    February 1, 2013

  • Bonnie J

    I am also interested in car pooling as I am coming from Keego/West Bloomfield.

    February 1, 2013

  • Tanya

    Sounds a blast!

    January 30, 2013

  • Kelly

    thanks gary

    January 28, 2013

  • Kelly

    can someone pls tell me where i go online to buy tickets? thanks!

    January 28, 2013

  • Heidi

    I would still like to carpool outside of Detroit (meet in Royal Oak or another location) if anyone is interested as I am not that comfortable with navigating to the Masonic Temple. Eating near the Masonic Temple sounds great. Gayle posted that she might be interested.

    January 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just bought my ticket last night, it was about $16 with service charge. I think they go up after Feb. 22 (I think). Yeah, let's check in closer to the date about where to meet/eat. It is a couple blocks walk from Honest Johns for sure. Not bad..

    January 27, 2013

  • Kelly

    oh yeah, should we go get tickets now or do so at the game?

    January 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Kelly, they used sell out a lot at Masonic (they moved to Cobo for a while) so you might want to do it in advance, I don't know how it's been since they moved back. The on-line fees were really cheap when I looked last.

      January 27, 2013

  • Kelly

    would you like to give it a couple weeks and see if anyone joins in the conversation and if not we'll go eat downtown?

    January 27, 2013

  • Kelly

    Maureen,
    that sounds good and/or in Royal Oak as Heidi mentioned.
    Let me know what sounds best. I'm game.

    January 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to eat beforehand too. Maybe a local restaurant close to Masonic Temple? There are tons..

    January 26, 2013

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