Rat City Rollergirls Birthday
Everyone gets older, but that doesn’t mean we have to act like it! Well, sometimes that’s exactly what it means, but hopefully not on your birthday….
For the most recent celebration of my annual existence and survival, I fulfilled a lifelong dream. No, not to compete in a roller derby. I’ll leave that to the Rat City Rollergirls. But I did get to go watch a “bout” with 20 friends, and what a spectacle it was! I tried to capture some of the action, and here are a few long-distance snaps:
As you might imagine, Seattle has a roller derby league that is the envy of the country, breaking attendance records while playing at KeyArena, and fielding a barnstorming All-Star team. On this night, the Rose City Rollers were in town from Portland, and the two leagues battled to a 2-2 draw. Afterwards, I think we dropped in on the afterparty, although my recollection gets a bit fuzzy. Like I said, just because we get older doesn’t mean we have to act like it. Just ask the Rollergirls.