Jammin’ and Blockin’ in 2010

Among the growing list of awesome things to do this weekend (Freaknic/Freaknik/Dogwood/420Fest, depending on your scene) is the Atlanta Rollergirls 2010 debut.  I hate to admit that I haven’t been to a bout since their first season in Stone Mountain, but they have been at the Shriner’s Center for a few years now, and man, are these girls FIERCE!

It’s good family fun, seriously – it’s a spectacle, pretty grand entertainment, and not too brutal or anything for the youngsters (not that I’m a good judge of this, but I think it’s pretty clean).  The showmanship, occasional feats of athleticism, and creativity adds up to great entertainment.

Plus, it’s BYOB, as long as you are happy to share with ladies sporting names like Demi Gore, Smack and Cheese, Tequila Slamher, and PBRawr (and that’s just on the Apocalystix team!).

Worth a check out, despite the steep ticket price (seriously? $15 for one bout, $25 for two?).

Edit: just ate my words, apparently people don’t mind the steep ticket price.  Sold out for this weekend!  Buy your tickets early for the next home bout, May 22!!

1 Comment so far

  1. Kitty (unregistered) on May 16th, 2010 @ 9:15 am

    Thanks for plugging one of my favorite things to do in Atlanta, but you need to go back and see another bout, because you’ve got some details way wrong.

    “The showmanship, occasional feats of athleticism, and creativity adds up to great entertainment” –this is all out of order! There is definitely way more athleticism than showmanship. This is an honest-to-God sport, and it is amazing. These women train very hard, and play harder. Spectacle always takes a back seat to sportsmanship for sure.

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