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Saturday, August 14, 2010
Roller derby gals on the other side of the planet
The whole roller derby thing seems like it's becoming a bigger deal in Portland with each passing day. During a walk from the Crystal Ballroom to Powell's last week, I saw a poster for the Rose City Rollers, three pairs of roller skates in the window of Buffalo Exchange and a copy of Down and Derby: The Insiders Guide to Roller Derby on a shelf in the Green Room (with a quote from Carrie Brownstein on the cover, no less). Then I opened up a copy of Portland Monthly and there was a spread devoted to the RCR.
Also, I'll throw this out here, the Portland club's "Hometown Throwdown" is this weekend and will continue through tomorrow at the Hanger at Oaks Park. For further info, click here.
My pal "M," who's an Oregon expat from Beaver Creek and who also pens the blog Bubbly Red Stuff, is currently involved with the Amsterdam Derby Dames, a club that's helping to bring roller derby to The Netherlands. They held a showcase demonstration last night at an Amsterdam club and screened Whip It afterwards.
En hier is een video van de demonstratie met de meisjes en hun rolschaatsen. Alsjeblieft, geniet!