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March Madness – Roller Derby Style!

I know, I know. When you hear March Madness, you usually thinks of basketball but judging by the sheer number of roller derby events we got going on just in the first few weeks of March, I think that’s going to change. There’s derby bouts going on everywhere. You’d be hard pressed to find a corner of the country that doesn’t have a bout happening.

We are, of course, so proud to be part of the national roller derby movement and encourage everyone to go out and support this grass-roots, DIY sport that’s on the rise. Look for another list towards the end of the month featuring more derby madness!

Roll on guys and gals, roll on!

Saturday, March 3

All Girl Flat Track Roller Derby BoutPrescott, Arizona  Come on out as Prescott’s hometown roller derby girls bring another Arizona State Conference game!!  NAZRD Whiskey Row-llers will be taking on Tucson’s Copper Queens in a hard hitting fast paced game of roller derby.

Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby Main EventBloomington, Indiana  Come Watch this double header roller derby event between the Bleeding Heartland Roller Girls vs. Ohio Roller girls.

Demolition City Roller Derby: The Good, The Bad, and The UglyEvansville, Indiana  To paraphrase Clint Eastwood, in the roller derby world, there are two kinds of people:  those who hit, and those who get hit! The hits will be good, bad and ugly at the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum in Evansville, as the rollergirls from Demolition City Roller Derby host arch-rival Black-n-Bluegrass in a wild derby showdown.

Moonshine MassacreRedding, California  Join the Redding Rollergirls as they bout against the Golden State Rollergirls for this high action Roller Derby event!

Roller DerbyNorth Las Vegas, Nevada  The American Roller Skating Derby is proud to announce that Jim Fitzpatrick’s World Champion San Francisco Bay Bombers are coming to Las Vegas to take on Mizz Georgia Hase’s Brooklyn Red Devils and Ice Box’s Los Angeles FireBirds in a wild 3 team tournament. Fun and excitement for the entire family!

Roller Derby BoutStockton, California  Over five years of hard work has paid off for the Port City Roller Girls, Stockton’s only Roller Derby league as they are into their 6th Season. They are ready to share with their community what they have learned from long hours of practice and some painful bruises as they take to the track to play an intense, fast-paced sport against other women’s athletic organizations. PCRG is owned and operated by the skaters, for the skaters. It is the motto of the flat track roller derby revival that’s been sweeping the country over the past several years. In this bout,the  Port City Roller Girls will face off against South Coast Roller Derby.

LA Ri-ettes vs. New York Gotham GirlsLos Angeles, California  Are you ready for some All Women’s Bank Track Roller Derby action? Then purchase your tickets now before they sell out to see the LA Ri-ettes take on Gotham Girls Roller Derby from New York. At the LA Derby Dolls – Doll Factory located in LA’s Historic Filipino Town. Trey Sandusky will be singing the national anthem. ATTALOSS will be performing at half-time in the Vendor Village.

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Posted by on March 2, 2012 in Roller Derby, Sports

 

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You Don’t Need a Bowl For It To Be Super!

Super def. 1. of high grade or quality.
Bowl def. 1. a concave usually nearly hemispherical vessel.

So maybe you wanna go to a quality tailgate party or maybe you wanna eat a high grade hemispherical vessel of chili and drink some domestic beer. Music or comedy more your thang? How about snarky commentary to accompany the big game? No worries. It’s all here.

Super. Bowl. Or Superbowl. You choose.

Saturday, February 4

The Anti Super Bowl Comedy Show!Newburgh, New York  Tired of hearing about  the Superbowl? Need a break from the chatter of your husband and his friends? Wanna spend a night out with the gals?
Come to the Anti-Superbowl comedy show. All female comedy show where we will be talking about everything EXCEPT the Superbowl! Featuring: Vanessa Hollingshead, with special guest Sharon Simon. Vanessa Hollingshead often jokes about real things. As a child, she spent a year at Millbrook Mansion with her father, Michael Hollingshead, who introduced Timothy Leary and Sir Paul McCartney to LSD. Vanessa was recently on VH1‘s Lords of the Revolution, has had her own Comedy Central Presents, has taped her second DVD and is taping her third DVD, “Drunk” at Stand Up New York. She was one of the first comics to go out to the Middle East when the war started. She has performed for Comedy Central in Australia, as well as numerous shows in the UK and Amsterdam, she also has had critical acclaim with her one woman show “Flashback”, and just completed her second one person show, called “The Hold.” Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2012 in Seasonal, Sports

 

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Rollin’ Into 2012! January’s Featured Derby Events

Roller Derby had a great year in 2011. The derby community had its first international competition at the Derby World Cup last month and the sport continues to grow and expand. You see more men’s leagues and banked track derby than you did this time last year and derby leagues are popping up in every corner of the country and now, the world. No doubt, we’ll see more great things for derby in 2012 and Brown Paper Tickets hopes to be there every step of the way. Derby has helped us grow into the international company that we are today and we’re proud to be the preferred ticketing service for the derby community as it grows into an international sport.

Today, I’m highlighting derby events that are happening in the month of January so you all can get out there and support your local derby league and get 2012 rollin’ right. We got season openers, derby workshops, derby camps, derby for charity, inaugural bouts and more. Check it out: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2012 in Roller Derby, Sports

 

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Alternative Sports Doer Bob Noxious On Roller Derby’s Meteoric Rise

The Brown Paper Tickets office is still buzzing about the Roller Derby World Cup that was held in Toronto earlier this month. One can’t understate the significance it had to the derby community. The event was the first international gathering of derby teams and supporters and it’s been amazing to watch the sport grow from scrappy, DIY beginnings to international notoriety.

Our Alternative Sports Doer Bob Noxious has been with the derby revival pretty much since the beginning. I talked to him recently about the Derby World Cup, his history with the sport and how derby’s growth has mirrored Brown Paper Ticket’s growth. He had lots of interesting things to say. I thought I’d share those with all you derby fans out there.

Ladies and gentlemen, Bob Noxious!

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Posted by on December 22, 2011 in Alternative Sports, Doers, Roller Derby, Sports

 

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BPT’s Resident Roller Girl Re-Caps the Derby World Cup in Toronto!

Earlier this month our resident roller girl Michelle Sunnyday (aka Sunny Wytha Chansapain – 100% of the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds)  attended the inaugural Derby World Cup. This was a historical event for the derby community with teams from thirteen countries competing for the title of World Champion. We ticketed the event, our Alternative Sports Doer Bob Noxious organized the announcing, and Michelle was there spreading the love to our beloved derby community. Here’s her re-cap:

On December 1st through 3rd, Blood & Thunder Magazine hosted the Roller Derby World Cup. I was lucky enough to be able to attend and serve as an ambassador for Brown Paper Tickets. There were teams from all over the world including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Finland, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden and USA.

Toronto Roller Derby was the hosting league and the whole event was handled beautifully by the league and their army of volunteers. No one had any idea how well it would be recieved, but attendance exceeded everyone’s expectations with over 2,000 people coming through the doors each day. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2011 in Roller Derby, Sports

 

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Supplement the Turkey Coma with a Side of Derby

The holidays are almost upon us and what better way to celebrate the holidays than taking the family to see your local roller derby league? We got tons of holiday themed derby events, some fundraisers, some training events and of course, lots of bouts. Derby is always a fun and unique way to spend time with the family and your local derby teams could use your support for the upcoming holiday season.

Also starting on Thursday, December 1 in Toronto, Ontario is Blood & Thunder’s Roller Derby World Cup. This is the first Roller Derby World Cup and features teams from USA, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Finland, Sweden, France, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Argentina. Proof positive that the derby revival has become a worldwide obsession. Our Alternative Sports Doer Bob Noxious will be in the house helping out along with resident roller-girl Michelle Sunnyday (aka Sunny With A Chance of Pain of the Tilted Thunder Railbirds). This is going to be a great event where international derby teams can not only compete with each other but also network and learn from fellow derby enthusiasts. If you love derby, get your tickets here, head out to Toronto and be a part of what promises to be the derby event of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2011 in Roller Derby, Sports

 

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Quidditch: Not Just for Witches and Wizards

Quidditch by John Morgan on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Ah, Quidditch. The old pastime of the sporting wizard or witch. Only recently has this magical sport come to our attention through J.K. Rowling‘s Harry Potter series. Athletes take flight on their broomsticks, trying to launch the Quaffle (the main ball in gameplay) into their team’s goal, dodging Bludgers, enchanted balls designed to attack players. Meanwhile, one sharp individual from each team, the Seeker, tries to catch the tiny, gold Snitch, another enchanted ball, earning their team 150 points and ending the game.

Unfortunately, since we live in a non-magical world with no flying broomsticks or magical balls, we have had to resort to Muggle Quidditch. Quidditch was first adapted for muggles, i.e. non-magical folk, in 2005 at Middlebury College in Vermont, and began intercollegiate competition in 2007. Since then, over 100 teams from around the world have joined the International Quidditch Association, a league founded by those initial Middlebury players. Colleges from all over the world come together to compete, from our own Yale, Harvard and Occidental to University of Vaasa in Finland. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 2, 2011 in Sports

 

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