Sunday, November 21, 2010
Last night the stars aligned and my husband finally had a day off that coincided with a Minnesota RollerGirls bout! I had never been to roller derby in my life, but I kept hearing about how much fun it is so I finally decided to check it out. My husband used to go fairly often, but that was before we met so that doesn't count, ha ha ;) The event was at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in Saint Paul, I had been there before to see the Arcade Fire a few years ago, and I have to say that that place is much better suited to derby than music. And thanks to my friend Jen, we had pretty awesome seats!
Overall it was a fun night, but for me that was because I had friends there to meet up with, the actual derby action didn't do much for me. Maybe it would have been more exciting if I was rooting for a specific team or had a friend that was a Roller Girl. But I've never met a sport that didn't bore me horribly so maybe I'm hopeless :) Although there was an awesome leprechaun mascot dude so how can I complain?
Has anyone else been to roller derby before?