So, I went up to Seattle this weekend (I will blog more about that tomorrow), and while I was there, my friends and I went to see the Jet City Roller Girls bout. I’d never seen roller derby before, and can I just say, it was the MOST FRICKEN AWESOME THING EVER!!!!
I mean, how can you beat it? You’ve got all these hardcore chicks on roller skates knocking the hell out of each other while their jammer tries to survive the chaos and pass everybody. It’s great! People break bones playing this game. Ouch, but yeah, it’s definitely bad ass! I sat in the crash zone for a while, but nobody fell on me. I was a little sad. Here’s a video I took of one of the jams.
So now that I have been exposed to the glory that is the roller derby, I really want to get into it! Portland is home of the Rose City Rollers and I would absolutely LOVE to be part of it. I figure, if I can survive kickboxing and mosh pits, and love every second of it, roller derby is meant for me to play! They have some clinics and tryouts coming up quick. Sadly I don’t think I’ll be able to get in this time around though. For starters, I don’t own skates or any of the rest of the gear. Secondly.. well, it’s been YEARS since I’ve been on a pair of roller skates. In-lines I can do.. quads… not so much ha. So I will have to get a pair and practice being about to stay on my feet. It looks like an expensive thing to get into… but some time soon, I will do it! And then you all have to come to Portland to cheer for me. *nods*
In short… if you’ve never been to a roller derby bout, look up your local team and go! It’s fun :D