One of the things that is great about having fun friends is the unusual entertainment opportunities that arise.
A few weeks ago I received an email from a friend that invited us to go with him and his wife to the roller derby:
We could pack some drink/food/appetizers and drink/eat before and during the event. It would be just like a picnic but without trees, sunshine & fresh air.
Of course we were in.
Who can pass up a good picnic without trees, sunshine & fresh air?
I knew this wasn’t a normal sporting event when we stopped by the ladies’ room on the way in:
There was also a lot of athletic primping before and after each match.
Daisy Shoots 0.357
Stone Cold Jane Austen 3:16
Eve L. Genius IQ 200
Maulder and Skully Area 51
Claire Voyant 1-900
I might have to join the roller derby just to get a cool name.
We saw two battles – Deadly Kennedys vs. Viva La Revolucion! (see, even their team name has excessive punctuation…awesome) & Bombshell Brigade vs. Lone Star Assassins.
Who knew that fishnet stockings could withstand that type of abuse?
The last bout came down to the last seconds. The Lone Star Assassins and the Bombshell Brigade were tied at 112 with less than 10 seconds to go.
Not every sport has that either.
All in all it was a really fun night. The people watching was at a premium. Even the mascot was unusual – he was on stilts and leaned over for this picture: