If your Monday water cooler conversation didn’t include I went to the Cincinnati Rollergirls, you’ll have the chance to say it after the April 30th bout when Cincinnati Women Bloggers rock the Cincinnati Rollergirls with a tailgate and group section.
Tickets are $8 adult ($12 at the door), $4 children ($6 at the door) but you need to pay @AmyinOHio in advance. Don’t delay and don’t worry if you don’t know her, you soon will.
Tailgating will begin after 4pm in the lot to the left of the Gardens. Keep in mind there are no port-a-potties in the parking lot and the gas station across the street does not have a public restroom. The Gardens open at 6pm for happy hour, which includes $1 Hudy Delight, and a crack at the restrooms. In other words, pace yourself.
Cafe de Wheels burger truck was at the first bout of this year, but you can bring grills, food and drinks and whatever set up you need (chairs, table or blanket). Please bring a trash bag to clean up after yourself.
The bout starts at 7pm with the Silent Lambs (white jerseys) followed by the Black Sheep (black jerseys). Don’t wait until you get to the Gardens to figure out how flat-track derby is played, watch this 2-minute video, Basics of Flat Track Roller Derby and be in the know.
Head to Cappel’s to get a cowbell or noisemaker and be prepared to cheer when our girls are the lead jammer, there’s a power jam or when you see a rollergirl (or Wooly Bully the mascot) throwing her arms in the air to get the crowd going.
For the Silent Lambs you might see Polly Rocket, Hop Devil or Nastee as jammers (wearing the star helmet cover). Nastee is my new favorite rollergirl because she wears a white stripe under her one eye and gives a fist pump when she becomes a lead jammer. I like a show-boating athlete who plays to the crowd.
For the Black Sheep, Hannah Ouchocinco, K Lethal and Wheezy (Wheezy Whip) are jammers (wearing the star helmet cover) while sk8 Crime and Buckhead Betty are blockers you might see get the crowd going. Like Nastee, I appreciate Hannah Ouchocinco blowing kisses to the crowd when she became the lead jammer.
If you have kids and want to stay for post-bout autographs, be sure to pick up a program on your way in (they’re free) and bring a sharpie marker.
See you on the 30th!
Cincinnati Rollergirls Facebook page where you can link off to many of the rollergirls’ fan pages. Photos of previous bouts are posted on the CRG website. The above photo of Nastee is from jseivier14’s photostream on flickr.