My 10yr History of Roller Derby: 2011 – Part 2
RollerCon 2011: Las Vegas
So after Skeg Vegas came the real Las Vegas! Me, Nitro Noush, JJ & KazTration headed out to our first RollerCon, the biggest bootcamp for roller derby in the world! We met up with some other Brits, El Visous and Ferral Fairy and together we got to go to classes coached by famous skaters and scrim with people from all over the world. We also got to party at the Black & Blue ball which was by the pool of the Rivera where it was held.
Me & Kaz even managed to fit in a visit to the Grand Canyon! And me, Noush, JJ and Kaz got drunk up Freemont street where they pour about half a glass of rum into your drink!
School of Block: August 2011
Back in the UK and we had another home game, playing Tiger Bay Brawlers, we lost out by only a few points with a score of 95 - 86.
But we did have the most epic programme photos thanks to Paul Needham.
Club Tropicarnage: Sept 2011
Another themed home game, this time tropical themed, you can see a pic of our Bench coach Techno Bullshit wearing his lovely Hawaiian shirt below! We played against Hot Wheel Roller Derby. This team were renowned for not wearing toe stops on their skates to force them to skate better on their edges. We won this game 128 - 119.
Photos by Paul Needham.
The Rolling Dead
Probably the best Roller Derby poster ever! We played the Birmingham Blitz Dames with both our A & B teams and both teams won! Our B-team was named the Raggy Dollz and this was their first proper bout!
We actually also got in someone to give us ghoulish make-up for this, shows how important theming was in those days!
Photos by Bones except where marked.