First of all, it's not a match or a game, but a bout. That was clue #1 that this was going to be good! Five girls from each team are out on the "track" (a piece of cement marked with hot pink tape) at a time. The purpose is for the girl with the star on her helmet (the jammer) to get through all the blockers and ahead of the pack to score a point for every person she passes on the opposite team. You should have seen Jessica and I trying to figure this out as I'm busy taking pictures to capture the moment for the blog.
As previously mentioned, this was a PRIME place for people-watching. We decided we were missing our tattoos and cigarettes to truly fit in. Here's a pic of the team ready to go! I've never known a sport where the uniform required fish-net pantyhose. (might have to look closely)
|Making their game plan. The gold sparkly hat is the coach.|
|This lady with the sassy boots was the announcer. Again, all about class.|
They are still looking to recruit girls to be a part of the roller derby team and I'm considering. I've just got to email Dogpile Diva and they'll provide the gear if I provide the guts. I'm taking any and all nominations for what my Roller name should be.