Saturday, June 5, 2010

Full Contact, All Girl Roller Derby

So anyone who's seen Whip It will understand the obsession that is roller derby. If you haven't seen it yet, I recommend it, good movie. And get yourself along to your local derby match. They're insane. And that's just the spectators.

I went to see the Sun State Roller Girls tonight down at Beenleigh - WAY out of my usual jurisdiction (and comfort zone - more on that in my next post) and I've gotta say, it was a good night. It's a much more interesting sport to watch than say, any of the 18 million codes of football we appear to have in this bloody country, and a damn sight shorter than cricket. Plus, they have a market
there (not just merchandise - actual shopping!), where they sell pretty insane bodices and heels - as well as far too much goth-like skull stuff for my taste - but it's nice to see shops at sports :-)

And if you like checking out girls in very little clothing banging into each other in a very aggressive way, it's good for that too. Or comparing your arm size with theirs (there were definitely girls on the track that were bigger than me. Bigger, and meaner.)

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