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Hot Legs Hooligan, Venus Fly Tramp, Aunt Ja’Maim-ya, Peach Clobber, Juana X. Sanguinate, and Tanya Hyde.

They’re just a few of the rollergirls you can see at the All-American Skate Center on Sunday, July 17th for the official competitive debut of the Atlanta Rollergirls roller derby league.


Honestly, I don’t know what to expect. I think the only roller derby-ing I’ve ever seen was on an episode of CHiPs. I was pre-pubescent though so it didn’t make as lasting an impression as the motorcycles and car wrecks.

So far though, all signs point to fun. The league is incorporated (translation: someone is spending some money and taking it seriously) and has several teams that have been practicing against each other for months.

Also, the derby girls have been waging a big, grassroots publicity campaign that has left the intown neighborhoods south of North Avenue and East of I-75/85* covered with flyers and posters.

I’ll be there on Sunday. If you see me, say hi.

*Correction — in the original post I accidentally wrote I-20.

1 Comment so far

  1. Steve Barton (unregistered) on July 15th, 2005 @ 8:54 pm

    I emailed my family info on this event earlier today. I hope I can convince ’em to come — I think it’ll be a hoot. You can save $2 by buying your ticket from Ticket Alternative before the day of the show. All the best, Steve Barton

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