The L.A. Derby Dolls return to the Doll Factory on Saturday, April 18 as the Sirens battle the Varsity Brawlers. Because I love you L.A., I want to share the roller derby awesomeousity. (That’s right, my fun is so awesome I have to make up new words to describe just how awesome it is.) I’ve got free tickets for you. Read on…
If you’ve learned anything about me since I began writing for MetBlogs, it’s that at heart, I am still an adolescent. No…wait. If you’ve learned two things about me, it’s that I’m still an adolescent and I love the L.A. Derby Dolls. And our chief weapon is surprise. Suprise and fear. Come in again…
Really, what’s not to love? Roller derby is a fast paced, full-contact, action packed sport. And the Derby Dolls? In addition to being poised, refined, attractive young ladies, those girls are bad-asses and that is sexy as hell. The bouts at the Doll Factory are some of the most exciting sporting events in Los Angeles. My only wish would be for more.
If you’ve ever been to a bout at the Doll Factory, you already know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, you don’t know what you’ve been missing. Either way, you’ll want to follow me past the jump to find out how you get your free tickets (and nifty bonus prize)…
The contest this time around is based on roller derby haiku. In the comments, leave a haiku (follow 5-7-5 format) about anything derby-related; could be about your favorite Doll, what you like best about the sport, whatever. For example:
L.A. Derby Dolls
Poised and lovely bad-asses
Best thing on eight wheels
As you can see, my own haiku skills are somewhat rudimentary, so don’t worry if you’re not a poet-savant. All entries will be considered and appreciated. Feel free to enter as many times as you like. Bonus points if you can work in some of those fantastic derby names from the last contest (or make up new ones.)
This contest is a little harder than the last one, so the pay-off is bigger, too. Second place will get two free tickets to the April 18 bout. First place wins two free tickets and a Derby Dolls t-shirt AND the bonus prize. The bonus prize (suggested by my Varisty Brawler pal TaeKwon Ho) is a hip check or a body block from a Derby Doll, to be administered by the Sirens’ Cannon Doll X. Wow! I think the bonus prize may be optional, but I would totally take the hit if I were you. That’s a Facebook-worthy picture if I ever heard of one.
The contest will run until 5:00pm pdt on Wednesday, April 15. I’ll pick a winner soon after that. Many thanks to the LA Derby Dolls, TaeKwon Ho and Cannon Doll X for providing tickets, t-shirt and violence. As usual, this event will sell out; probably at least a day or two in advance. Don’t wait until it’s too late. You can purchase tickets through the link at the Dolls’ website.
I’m really looking forward to your roller derby haiku. I’m sure you’ll all make it incredibly difficult to pick a winner for this contest, just like the others. Good luck to everyone and I’ll see you at the Doll Factory!