Jen and I went to see the DC Roller Girls roller derby tonight! I wouldn’t call us roller derby people, but we had a lot of fun. I’m thinking of taking Max to the July 21st double-header!
My favorite thing about the roller derby was the diversity of the crowd. There were, as Jen put them, “hot chicks” in small groups. There were several families with 6-12 year olds. There were older couples, lots of roller girl parents (with some great t-shirts declaring their maternity or paternity of their particular girl), a whole biker gang in full leather, several lesbian couples, some with kids, lots of nerdy couples, and even a couple goths. It was great! I think roller derby could bring world peace… bringing the world together for good clean fun and bruises.
My second favorite thing? The names!! Here are a couple of my faves:
* Speedy Gone-bra-less
* Inconvenient Ruth
* Madelaine Allfight
* Helena Handbag (her mom sat in front of us and politely cheered for her girl with the broken tailbone)
* X-abitchenest (like several of them, recovering from a broken ankle)
* Mason Vixen (my personal favorite – she was tiny, but in there kicking ass, blocking out ladies twice her size)
* Blondie Danger Slut
So… wanna go next time? July 21st at Dulles Sportsplex in Sterling. I’ll be there – either with Max or Jen. Come on, you know you wanna.
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