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Sunday, May 27, 2012

SoCal vs. Outlaws

"First times" are always interesting.
First time taking the subway in New York. First time meeting Amado's parents.
First time going to OZ (this is old school) and then seeing your cousins there.
And now I can add first time going to a roller derby match.

Our friend Ben invited us to watch the team he coaches, SoCal Renegades play
against Outlaws Renegade last night. Everything I know about roller derby,
I learned from watching the movie Whip It (side note: I love Ellen Page!).
I knew there'd be some fighting, pulling and more fighting. But the minute they asked us to sign
a waiver because there was a good chance the players would come crashing towards the audience,
I knew we were going to have a good time.



Fun fact: What do Roller Girls and Drag Queens have in common?
Awesome names! My fave, Leprechunt.


No joke, these ladies mean business. Amado and I were oooh'ing and aaaaah'ing the whole time 
watching them play. Pushing and shoving were the mildest thing they did to each other. 
I was hoping people would sit in front of us as buffer just in case the players came flying towards us. Luckily none of that happened. Well, it happened to the other people watching the match 
but not to us.



Leprechunt and Durty Harriet


If you haven't seen a roller derby match in person, I definitely suggest going.
Thanks again Ben! We had a great time.
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