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March Madness – Roller Derby Style!

I know, I know. When you hear March Madness, you usually thinks of basketball but judging by the sheer number of roller derby events we got going on just in the first few weeks of March, I think that’s going to change. There’s derby bouts going on everywhere. You’d be hard pressed to find a corner of the country that doesn’t have a bout happening.

We are, of course, so proud to be part of the national roller derby movement and encourage everyone to go out and support this grass-roots, DIY sport that’s on the rise. Look for another list towards the end of the month featuring more derby madness!

Roll on guys and gals, roll on!

Saturday, March 3

All Girl Flat Track Roller Derby BoutPrescott, Arizona Come on out as Prescott’s hometown roller derby girls bring another Arizona State Conference game!! NAZRD Whiskey Row-llers will be taking on Tucson’s Copper Queens in a hard hitting fast paced game of roller derby.

Bleeding Heartland Roller Derby Main EventBloomington, Indiana Come Watch this double header roller derby event between the Bleeding Heartland Roller Girls vs. Ohio Roller girls.

Demolition City Roller Derby: The Good, The Bad, and The UglyEvansville, Indiana To paraphrase Clint Eastwood, in the roller derby world, there are two kinds of people: those who hit, and those who get hit! The hits will be good, bad and ugly at the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum in Evansville, as the rollergirls from Demolition City Roller Derby host arch-rival Black-n-Bluegrass in a wild derby showdown.

Moonshine MassacreRedding, California Join the Redding Rollergirls as they bout against the Golden State Rollergirls for this high action Roller Derby event!

Roller DerbyNorth Las Vegas, Nevada The American Roller Skating Derby is proud to announce that Jim Fitzpatrick’s World Champion San Francisco Bay Bombers are coming to Las Vegas to take on Mizz Georgia Hase’s Brooklyn Red Devils and Ice Box’s Los Angeles FireBirds in a wild 3 team tournament. Fun and excitement for the entire family!

Roller Derby BoutStockton, California Over five years of hard work has paid off for the Port City Roller Girls, Stockton’s only Roller Derby league as they are into their 6th Season. They are ready to share with their community what they have learned from long hours of practice and some painful bruises as they take to the track to play an intense, fast-paced sport against other women’s athletic organizations. PCRG is owned and operated by the skaters, for the skaters. It is the motto of the flat track roller derby revival that’s been sweeping the country over the past several years. In this bout,the Port City Roller Girls will face off against South Coast Roller Derby.

LA Ri-ettes vs. New York Gotham GirlsLos Angeles, California Are you ready for some All Women’s Bank Track Roller Derby action? Then purchase your tickets now before they sell out to see the LA Ri-ettes take on Gotham Girls Roller Derby from New York. At the LA Derby Dolls – Doll Factory located in LA’s Historic Filipino Town. Trey Sandusky will be singing the national anthem. ATTALOSS will be performing at half-time in the Vendor Village.


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Rollin’ Into 2012! January’s Featured Derby Events

Roller Derby had a great year in 2011. The derby community had its first international competition at the Derby World Cup last month and the sport continues to grow and expand. You see more men’s leagues and banked track derby than you did this time last year and derby leagues are popping up in every corner of the country and now, the world. No doubt, we’ll see more great things for derby in 2012 and Brown Paper Tickets hopes to be there every step of the way. Derby has helped us grow into the international company that we are today and we’re proud to be the preferred ticketing service for the derby community as it grows into an international sport.

Today, I’m highlighting derby events that are happening in the month of January so you all can get out there and support your local derby league and get 2012 rollin’ right. We got season openers, derby workshops, derby camps, derby for charity, inaugural bouts and more. Check it out:
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Alternative Sports Doer Bob Noxious On Roller Derby’s Meteoric Rise

The Brown Paper Tickets office is still buzzing about the Roller Derby World Cup that was held in Toronto earlier this month. One can’t understate the significance it had to the derby community. The event was the first international gathering of derby teams and supporters and it’s been amazing to watch the sport grow from scrappy, DIY beginnings to international notoriety.

Our Alternative Sports Doer Bob Noxious has been with the derby revival pretty much since the beginning. I talked to him recently about the Derby World Cup, his history with the sport and how derby’s growth has mirrored Brown Paper Ticket’s growth. He had lots of interesting things to say. I thought I’d share those with all you derby fans out there.

Ladies and gentlemen, Bob Noxious!


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Bob Noxious’ Hair Reports from Derby-Land!

Josh Gates opens his show, “Destination Truth” by saying: “In my travels, I’ve experienced some unexplainable things, and I’ve done some things I can’t quite explain.” So, I’m going to us that as the perfect opening for this blog post and an overall description of my derby career.

A rich and anecdotal history revolves around today’s topic… my hair. Specifically, the lack of it. I’m my own hair stylist! I know, it’s hard to tell. Early on, I was renown for flamboyant (a fancy word for “stupid”) hair cuts that changed with every bout. I’ll admit, I got tired of the effort and my kids were tired of hiding from Daddy. So, it’s on a rare occasion that I do anything unusual to my hair these days. This is the set up for a recent rare occasion. With my hair being the focal point of this post, I think a little “history of the hair” is in order. This isn’t even close to the sampler platter of the “Atrocities to Bob’s Head” menu.

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MEET BOB NOXIOUS!

Hey everyone, meet Bob Noxious our Alternative Sports doer extraordinaire. He’s out there hitting the pavement, providing support to all the amazing derby teams that we work with around the country. We wanted you all to get a chance to meet him and to get a glimpse inside the world of Roller Derby. So, without furter ado, Mr. Bob Noxious!
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