What to do on an ordinary Saturday, when your brother is in town to visit? Of course: You go watch girls in hot pants and roller skates, pushing themselves out of the lane. :) Roller Derby, are the two magic words here. In case you’ve never heard of it, you should go and check out the movie Whip it.
We went there pretty early and saw the teams warm up. I’m not sure if what they did to the floor with their roller skates was legal, but the sound they made when they slammed the brakes was pretty mean!
Then all the teams got to introduce themselves with their funky names. Some of my favorites were Hard’Ass Ice, Red E Krueger and Combat Cupcake. I tried to come up with one for myself but after Missy Schnitzel I knew, I had hit the top! Haha Oh and my favorite referee is in the picture below: Fluke Skywalker, he even has the original Star Wars helmet :)
Here you see the girls in action. The jammers (with the star) work to get through the pack. The first time through, the jammers try to beat each other through the pack to become “lead jammer”.
I guess you could call it Starlight Express for guys. I’m seriously considering to go to try outs :)