On Saturday I saw my first roller derby! It was the Big Easy Rollergirls vs. the Hard Knox from Knoxville. Unfortunately the Hard Knox won by about 70 points – an unusually bad lose for Nola from what I’ve heard.
It was really hard to get a good picture since the skaters were going so fast and this would have given me a chance to try out my first in-blog video, however my camera takes .AVI files and WordPress doesn’t accept that unless you buy the upgrade. Lame.
But you can watch the Big Easy Rollergirls here.
Anyway, what I learned about roller derby from my first “bout:”
- The skaters with the stars on their helmets are the only ones who can score, everybody else is defense or offense.
- They get a point for every time they pass someone without fouling.
- These girls are brutal – elbowing, butt shoving, pulling, the list goes on…
Going to the derby also got me thinking about that new(er) movie that came out called Whip It with Ellen Page. I asked someone I know how they thought it was and they said it was really good so I went and picked it up and am going to watch it tonight. I’m double excited for it because it’s Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut – I might actually watch the “making of” special features for once!