The L.A. Derby Dolls 2009 season is drawing to a close. With only one regular season bout left (then the Championship in December,) now is the time to get to the Doll Factory for the most exciting fast-paced, full-contact sport in Los Angeles. LA MetBlogs has your tickets, so read on to find out how to get them.
The bouts have continued to get more and more exciting throughout the season. This Saturday, November 14, the action will reach a fever pitch as the Tough Cookies (2008 Champions) take on The Swarm. Both teams are undefeated this season, and will battle for the top spot in the standings.
Come with me past the jump to win your tickets to this epic bout. As a special bonus, I’ve also got your tickets to Sunday’s Baby Doll Brawl…
In addition to the great bout on the banked track, Saturday’s event will feature a half-time performance by bass & drum rock duo Evil Beaver.
As if one evening of roller derby action wasn’t enough, Sunday will feature the semi-annual Baby Doll Brawl, where Hell’s Belles will face off against The Ice Vixens. This is an afternoon all-ages event, so bring the kids. Kids love roller derby. The Baby Doll Brawl is an exhibition bout for the league’s newest skaters. These girls give it their all and show their best stuff, hoping to get drafted for the 2010 season. In addition to the Baby Dolls, half-time will feature a mini-bout with the L.A. Junior Derby Dolls (8-17 year olds.) This is going to be big fun for the whole family. Even better, kids under 10 are free!
Of course, I’ll be there both days with the ref team, The Enforcers. Come find me (“Third Degree Burns!”) and say hi.
What: L.A. Derby Dolls roller derby
Where: The Doll Factory, 1910 Temple Street, Los Angeles.
When: Saturday, November 14 (Tough Cookies vs. The Swarm.) Doors at 6:00pm, bout at 8:00pm.
When: Sunday, November 15 (Hell’s Belles vs. Ice Vixens.) Doors at 3:00pm, bout at 4:00pm.
Why: It’s awesome!
Now for the free tickets!
I’ve got a pair of tickets and a Derby Dolls t-shirt for two lucky winners (one for each bout.) Leave me a comment below and tell me why you should be one of those winners. For bonus points, tell me what your derby name would be. Make sure you let me know if you prefer Saturday or Sunday’s bout; I’ll do my best to accommodate.
Have you had a deep love of roller derby since watching the Thunderbirds on television in the ’70s? Did you see Drew Barrymore’s “Whip It,” and fall in love with Iron Maiven & Krissy Krash (Tough Cookies skaters featured in the movie?) Cheering them on at the Doll Factory is definitely a better idea than stalking them at Trader Joe’s. Have you just heard roller derby is the coolest thing going (probably from me,) and want to check it out for yourself? Whatever the reason, tell me about it below and those tickets may be yours.
Don’t want to take a chance on a contest? You can buy tickets to both bouts through the L.A. Derby Dolls website. Don’t wait too long; Saturday’s bout will definitely sell out.
Whether you win the contest or buy your tickets, I’ll see you at the Doll Factory this weekend!