One of special interest to us is Rollerpalooza starting on Friday, August 19 in Coos Bay, Oregon. Our Derby Doer Bob Noxious is going to be in the house to help out. Bob travels all over the country helping out derby leagues with everything from announcing to coaching to helping them set up ticketing. If you’re a derby league that needs a hand, get in touch with Bob and he can help you out.
Rollerpalooza is a weekend long derby festival that features clinics, scrimmages and tournaments from up and coming Northwest derby teams.
Bob says, “It’s really grass roots derby, which is what I like about it. OK, ALL derby is grass roots, but this is derby for the love of the game and our culture. Not a tournament aimed at improving your ranking for the national playoffs , so the vibe will be very different, very fun.”
What makes this so fun you ask? Well, you can camp on ten acres overlooking the ocean, there will be live bands, DJs, firedancers, bellydancers and a ton more all included in the price of admission. That not enough for you? Well, there will also be derby weddings at midnight on Friday and even a scavenger hunt! Sounds like a party to me. Tickets are still available so if you are a fan of everything derby, pick up tickets here (Spectator Passes available here) and roll on down to Coos Bay! Say hi to Bob when you get there. He’ll be announcing AND officiating the derby weddings on Friday night. That’s our boy!
But, this is far from the only derby event happening this weekend. We got derby happening all over the country so check out this list and look for a derby event happening in your neck of the woods.
Friday, August 19
Bixby Rollerettes Vs. Terminal Island Tootsies – Long Beach, California
Saturday, August 20
Dockyard Derby Dames Season 5 Bout 6! – Lakewood, Washington
The Monster Brawl – Port Angeles, Washington
Hot August Fights – Medford, Oregon
TOUGH COOKIES vs. OC ROLLERGIRLS! – Los Angeles, California
Silicon Valley Roller Girls – Flat Track Roller Derby – San Jose, California
Back to Skool Bash – Lawton, Oklahoma
Battle On The Black Top 2 – Billings, Montana
Big Easy Rollergirls Home Bout! – New Orleans, Louisiana
Bout 5: Magnolia Roller Vixens vs Acadiana Roller Girls – Jackson,Mississippi
CBMRD vs YMMD – Riverside, Missouri
Chasing Our Tails: ICT Roller Girls vs CoMo Derby Dames – Wichita, Kansas
Detention Hall Brawl – Bakersfield, California
D-Town Derby Crew- Roller Derby Bout! – Littleton, Colorado
GateKeepers Roller Derby TURF WAR – Bout 6 – Ballwin, Missouri
Green Bay Smackers vs Race City Rebels – De Pere, Wisconsin
Humboldt Roller Derby – Eureka, California
Resurrection Roller Girls VS. Central California Area Derby – Rohnert, California
ROLLER DERBY BOUT – Fort Smith, Arkansas
San Diego Roller Derby – San Diego, California
Springfield Roller Girls and Ozarks Derby Brigade Double Header – Springfield, Missouri
Summer Swagger – FWB Roller Derby – Fort Walton Beach, Florida
The Good, The B.A.D and The Sexy – Sacramento, California
Too Cruel For School – Casper, Wyoming
Back 2 school Bashing – Jackson, Mississippi
Live Roller Derby! Augusta vs. Athens – Augusta, Georgia
Whew, that enough derby for you? I think no matter where you call home you’ll be able to find a derby event from this list that’s close to home. Now get out there and support your local derby team!