Friday, March 21, 2008

DC Rollergirls Spring Fling

The DC Rollergirls are having their second home bout of the season this Saturday in the Armory at 5. I went with a fellow Gone-Outer to their first bout in February and it was like nothing I'd ever seen. The fans are insanely enthusiastic (nothing says team spirit like a giant home-made flag that says HATE), and watching amateur sports has the added diversion of allowing you to picture the women skating and elbowing furiously, going to work in some public health NGO on Monday in an Ann Taylor twinset. It can be a little tricky to follow if you don't know the rules, but even if you have no idea what's happening it's still plenty entertaining. One caution- last time, we severely underestimated the appeal of roller derby to the DC public, and ended up two thirds back on a line that snaked from the entrance of the Armory almost to the Metro entrance, so it pays to get there plenty early. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for kids 6-11, and free for kids 5 and under. You can order them from Ticketmaster, but they'll gouge you in typical Ticketmaster fashion, you'll still have to wait on the will call line, and on opening day there didn't seem to be a problem with capacity. There's an afterparty at the Pour House in Eastern Market following the bout.

DC Rollergirls Spring Fling
DC Armory (Stadium/Armory stop)
Bout starts at 5, doors open at 4
Ticket $12
Metro from the Armory to Capitol South: $1.35
Drinks: The Saturday night special is $10 Bud Light pitchers and$2.50 Bud/Bud Light bottles