Last Saturday night was the grand final of the Victorian Roller Derby League, and it was awesome! It was also my first time as a spectator and we had a seriously good time.
These girls are tough. We were unlucky enough to be standing next to the only guys in the room who were there to perve, but everybody else was taking the sport pretty seriously and cheering on the players. The rules are simple to understand and there is just so much skill on display. It’s totally worth sitting ringside so that you’re part of the action.
I didn’t once see a girl fall down and stay down. This is not a game for sooks!
The spectators are colourful and friendly, and there were some great market stalls set up nearby as well. If you ever get the chance to see this sport in person I really recommend it. And besides, where else will you see Skate Bush, Pony Slaystation, Calamity Maim, Rage Against the Sewing Machine, Alex in Chains, Double D’viant, Killjoy Division and Terror Australis all in one room?