Saturday was a day of rain, long bus rides and aching feet. And to and from Tottenham to boot. But this was a surprisingly good thing, as I had a great time at the Riots of Spring – The delectable London Rollergirls taking on their firebreathing counterparts from the Glasgow Rollergirls in Roller Derby action. First Interleague bout, so I’m told.
If you’ve never seen this before (and I certainly hadn’t), you should go along to the next bout and join in the fun. You can sit right by the track – and run the risk of being adorned with a RollerGirl in your lap. It’s a privilege, apparantly, as are the bruises you gain and teeth you loose in the process. But look on the bright side, you’ll get a view you’ll never forget 🙂
And there were more sights than to see too! Who could resist being sold cakes by a vendoress like the one on the right? (I certainly couldn’t, so sod the diet!). Beer (although no bitter, to my consternation), music, and a raffle all came as part of the show. And a post-game piss up which I was unfortunately unable to attend.
There were masses of points scored by London (Although to be fair it was Glasgow’s first competitive bout, so due credit for effort), a fair amount of spills – none causing serious injury this time (except Jaci Dodger from Glasgow who was skating with a dislocated shoulder all evening, having sustained that in the opening minutes – a truly hardcore performance. I’ve had one of those, and it bloody hurts)
Next bout has a tentative date of June 7th, why not go along and support your local Dames on skates.
Just remember to duck if you’re at the front.