Sunday, March 16, 2008

Bellingham Roller Betties

The second bout of the newly-formed Bellingham Roller Betties provided some seriously fun entertainment last night. I've never been much of a sports fan, but then not very many sporting events feature crazy-tough women in fishnets bashing into each other at high speed as they race around an indoor track on roller skates. Not only is it really exciting to watch, it's all-locally organized (impressively so), with eclectic community sponsors like Planned Parenthood, Harley Davidson, the Co-op and Casa Que Pasa. Aaand there's a beer garden. :)

If you live around here, you should definately check it out. If you don't live around here, you might still be in luck - aparently the sport is growing in popularity and new leagues are forming across the country.


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that Roller Derby lives.

We had the Los Angeles Thunderbirds, as the home team. The opposition was generally a team owned by the the Thunderbirds.
It was like the Harlem Globetrotters playing the Washington Generals.

Anonymous said...

glad to hear you're now a fan!! the bout was amazing and I'm excited for April 12th! See ya there I hope...

Sheeza Brickhouse
Red RIOT captain

Keeley said...

Yay! Roller Betties rock! I'll be in Zion on the 12th, hate to miss it... Cheer the ladies on for me if you go!

Addie said...

Ohhh! I got a comment from a real live Bettie! I must now go swoon. :)

Anonymous said...

How awesome is it that you feel the derby excitement?!?!

If you thought March Malice was fun, you simply MUST be at the bout on 5/17--we are going to join Betty forces to create a super team with which we will totally dominate the Jet City Roller Girls from Everett! Same bat time, same bat channel.

Thanks for your support, and for telling the world (wide web) about derby in Bellingham!!!
Lucinda Streets
Black Death