Ever since that movie with Drew Barrymore I've always wanted to watch Roller derby......well, true to Hollywood style, the movie was hugely Americanised - I mean Drew Barrymore can stand upside down, have warts on her hands and everyone would still love her - in real life, the girls are covered in tattoo's, piercings out of every inch of skin.... I left there fearing my life, Boo and I clung to each other all night feeling very wet behind the ears.....
But shoo, what fun! The girls are all actually quite femme, and some pretty, but they put on this real tough act which is just scary. I kept thinking as hockey players we all think we are tough, we would be flattened by this lot!
Watch all the videos, a few girlies go flying, especially love the one of the girl being shoved into the chairs against the wall....Christina Aguleira's version of the national anthem sounded heavenly vs this poor chick's version....but in true US style, everyone cheers and claps after such a patriotic moment...
Rollerdeby - check, done!