Ever since I saw the A&E series Rollergirls, I’ve been intrigued by roller derby. So when HC told me that a friend of his has a friend who is on the DC roller derby team, Scare Force One, I knew I had to go to a bout.
By coincidence (I swear!), AEF was in town this past weekend – the weekend of the bout. AEF, who is always willing to do something wacky at my request, was in. As was AM, her boyfriend, ALJ and her family, and ALJ’s friend and her kids. I have to say, it was wacky and fun and silly. I would absolutely go back. And not just for the derby. No. You see, there is this women’s drumming group, which was thoroughly enjoyable, AND there were children tumblers. They were the highlight of the night.
Imagine your middle school standard-issued gym clothes. Now imagine the gym show you attended or participated in while in middle school in said standard-issued gym clothes. Now add a unicycle and some juggling. Seriously, this was the most hilarious thing I’ve seen in a long time. Well, hold on – the most hilarious thing I’ve seen in a long time was AM trying to convince her boyfriend MB to do some of the routine with her. More specifically, each time she yelled out – “No, I want you to get on top one me! You know, in a non-sexual way. No, I want to be on top! You have to be the bottom! You know, in a non-sexual way.” – I could barely control myself.
So I’m in for the roller derby again. Only question now is what my derby name should be. HC keeps coming up with ridiculous and lame names like “Curly Killer.” But I think I need something better. I’m working on it… and taking suggestions.