The Loba and I went to the Bay Area Derby Girls Summer Sizzler bout at Fort Mason on Saturday night featuring the San Francisco Shevil Dead vs. the Oakland Outlaws. The outcome became clear pretty early on as the Outlaws built up a 22 to 1 lead over the Shevil Dead. The final score was something like 102 to 44 but who's really paying attention to that kind of thing anyway?
This was my first live Derby event, though I loved watching this stuff as a kid and the photograph of Raquel Welch in her Kansas City Bombers Jersey is an image that is indelibly imprinted upon my mind.
The skaters for the Shevil Dead pretty much got spanked, even though they had the cooler uniforms. Well, they were more revealing, which makes them cooler in my opinion. Below is a picture of my favorite of the evening's combatants, the Shevil Dead's Belle Right Hooks:
This was a frequently-seen fashion statement for both men and women:
I was initially disappointed the skating was on a flat track rather than a banked one, but the concrete floor ensured there would be many serious bruisings delivered during the two skating periods. I was also disappointed there weren't any fights- not even in the audience! The audience was actually a bizarre mix of families, lesbians, and guys who seemed to take the whole thing pretty seriously based on their running commentary and keen observations on the action.