RollerCon 2011 starts this Wednesday, July 27 which means thousands of roller girls and guys from around the country are headed to the Riviera in Las Vegas for five days of networking, bouts, challenges, derby weddings, scrimmages, scavenger hunts, karaoke, dancing and, I’d imagine, a fair amount of partying. BPT staffers Connor, Sten, Colleen, Renee, Michael, Katrina and Sarah are down there representing and we’re ticketing the whole shebang! We love derby, derby loves us and we’re so proud to see how far it has come over the last decade. Read the rest of this entry »
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In Battle on the Bank IV nine teams from around the country will be competing to see who the national champions of the banked track are. This year, the tournament is June 10 – 12th and is being hosted by the Arizona Derby Dames in Phoenix AZ at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Read the rest of this entry »
Josh Gates opens his show, “Destination Truth” by saying: “In my travels, I’ve experienced some unexplainable things, and I’ve done some things I can’t quite explain.” So, I’m going to us that as the perfect opening for this blog post and an overall description of my derby career.
A rich and anecdotal history revolves around today’s topic… my hair. Specifically, the lack of it. I’m my own hair stylist! I know, it’s hard to tell. Early on, I was renown for flamboyant (a fancy word for “stupid”) hair cuts that changed with every bout. I’ll admit, I got tired of the effort and my kids were tired of hiding from Daddy. So, it’s on a rare occasion that I do anything unusual to my hair these days. This is the set up for a recent rare occasion. With my hair being the focal point of this post, I think a little “history of the hair” is in order. This isn’t even close to the sampler platter of the “Atrocities to Bob’s Head” menu.
Brown Paper Tickets recently celebrated our new services and updated website launch with a raucous party in our hometown of Seattle, Washington. We partied with over 400 of Brown Paper Tickets event producers, performers and friends.
Our new services are aimed at empowering event producers to successfully organize and ticket any type of event they may desire. This inspired us to adopt a theme of “Anything is Possible” to lead the night’s entertainment and modern-vaudeville vibe. Read the rest of this entry »
Brown Paper Tickets loves roller derby! Derby coach and announcer Bob Noxious, our derby liaison told the Chicago Tribune: “A lot of us involved in derby find a certain level of acceptance inside this subculture.” Brown Paper Tickets is an integral part of the derby community, ticketing hundreds of derby events around the country every year. We even have a roller girl working in our Client Services call center. We call her Michelle but her derby name is Sunny Wytha Chansapain 100% – she rolls with the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds, the only banked track league in the Pacific Northwest. Read the rest of this entry »
Hey everyone, meet Bob Noxious our Alternative Sports doer extraordinaire. He’s out there hitting the pavement, providing support to all the amazing derby teams that we work with around the country. We wanted you all to get a chance to meet him and to get a glimpse inside the world of Roller Derby. So, without furter ado, Mr. Bob Noxious! Read the rest of this entry »
Here’s a shot of Michelle who works in Client Services, rockin’ it out on the banked track with the Tilted Thunder Rail Birds. She’s the one in purple in the center of the shot. She says, “In this photo, I was knocking the opposing jammer into the infield. Oh yeeeeaaahh! What a feelin’! My team won, by 1 point in the final jam!!” Read the rest of this entry »