Saturday night, me, Sandra D. Molisher, Boom Boom Martini, Racy Tracy and Sgt. Chesty went to the perfect derby storm. After practice we piled into the Diva Mobile (my minivan) and drove to the Fast Forward Skate Center to bear witness to the first 2007 WFTDA inter league bout. The Texas Roller Girls’ team Hot Rod Honyes vs. Mad Rollin’ Dolls own Dairy Land Dolls for three 20 minute periods of fast and furious bouting complete with a possible broken collar bone (Hope you’re feeling better soon Rebellika #19) an 11 point jam, one kicked helmet, and a shout out to the Stateline Divas during the second break. It was surreal watching legends of roller derby scramble for position just a few feet in front of us. After the Dairy Land Dolls took the win 100 to 90 and we helped clean up chairs, we talked with the Hot Rod Honey’s Captain; Cat Tastrophe who I must say is as magnificent up close as she was on the track and located Phil the Roller Derby Man who gave us all a "Derby is a Sport" pin. (Thanks Madam Furie & Piney Woods Roller Derby)
Next, we high tailed it over to the High Noon Saloon for a superb after bout celebration. Uncle Leon and the Alibis knocked our socks off with a glorious set of songs including “Beer Train” and “Good Time Woman”. We twisted, swung, two stepped, polka-ed and some of us even did a jig. The roller women danced with each other and the men grabbed up who was left and the crowd became a whirling, bouncing, sweaty horde of happy, while Uncle Leon and his Alibis whipped us up an earful of goodness. They finally finished out with “Roller Derby Saved My Soul” while the roller women danced so hard we almost fell over each other. They came back for an encore in front of a still packed house, with a fast paced two step rendition of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back”. We weren’t sure what happened after that because we said our goodbyes and made our way back to the van, we had a hot date with a Taco joint and I-90.
Sandra D. Molisher & Phil
(more pics to follow)