Though usually not advisable, shouting in public is condoned during sporting events, heated town-hall meetings, and at the sight of suitcases when space camp comes to an end. Let it all out in a safe place with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get two tickets (a $26 value in advance or $30 value at the door) to the B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls roller-derby bout on Saturday, May 21 at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the bout begins at 8 p.m.
The B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls take on the Rocky Mountain Fight Club in an all-female full-contact roller-derby competition to see which team skates fiercer and hits harder. A ravenous pack of eight roller-derby demonesses, four to a team, sets off when the whistle blows. Jammers scramble around a skating track to lap as many of the opposing team’s warriors as speed, physics, and their strategically placed padded armor will allow. In the battle for dominance, the line between audience and performers frequently blurs, with skaters flying off the track and into waiting arms, and rowdy, fever-pitch screaming issuing from the throats of contestants and fans alike. This competitive atmosphere sometimes overwhelms the bewheeled women and incites them to brawl, tension blazing like a match in a room full of parade floats.
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