Friday, July 13, 2012

Detroit Derby Girls- Mad Men Style!

If you don't already know who they are, there is something wrong with you, but the Detroit Derby Girls are women's flat track roller derby. Yes, like in that 'Whip It' movie (Sidenote: that movie was filmed partially in Detroit! Maybe you recognized LaFayette Coney Island?). There are 5 separate home teams within the Detroit Derby Girls- The D-Funk AllStars, The Detroit Pistoffs, Devil's Night Dames, Grand Prix Madonnas and The Pistol Whippers. They just completed their recruitment of newbies into the next round of bootcamp! Congrats to those who made it! The five home teams only play against each other during the season that goes from November- June.

Not too long ago on St. Patty's Day, I had the pleasure of finally going to see a Detroit Derby Girls bout at the Masonic Temple. It was pretty awesome and I suggest everyone go watch them at some point in the next season. Hot chicks in short shorts beating each other up on roller skates...there is a lot to love. Especially the awesome names they come up with for themselves!

Anyway, tonight (Friday) the Derby Girls are taking over the Majestic Complex with their annual Rollies Awards. The event is open to the public for only $5 at 10 p.m. after the awards, but you will get to catch the fan favorite award! There will be bands, karaoke and lots of hanging out with the Derby Girls. There is one catch, though, you have to dress up Mad Men style. So bust out those sexy blouses and cat eye glasses and throw that hair up in curlers (see below), but most importantly, don't forget your cigarettes! 

If you want more of the Detroit Derby Girls after tonight, and how could you not, then make sure you head to our featured event, Pig & Whiskey, the rest of the weekend where they will be hanging out and pouring beers at the beer tent. If you want to learn more about the sport and about the Derby Girls themselves, you can visit their website.


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