In roller skating, as in dangling from the edge of a cliff, it's important not to let a fear of falling make you miss an opportunity to hold someone's hand. Witness full-contact teamwork on wheels with this GrouponLive deal to see the Rocky Mountain Roller Girls face the Kansas City Roller Warriors at Fillmore Auditorium. For $12, you get one ticket for general-admission seating to the bout on Saturday, June 2, at 6 p.m. (up to a $24 value, including all fees). Doors open at 5 p.m. Kids younger than 12 receive free admission.
After The Rocky Mountain Roller Girls battled their way to the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association championship bout in 2010, the Girls handed the mighty Oly Rollers their first- and second-ever losses in a triumphant, trophy-winning finish. This season, after narrowly missing the semifinals in 2011, the seven-team squad hopes to reclaim the title while continuing to fulfill its mission of highlighting women’s strength, athleticism, and independence. During roller derby, two opposing teams—the Roller Girls' 5280 Fight Club and the Kansas City Roller Warriors—hurtle around an oval track, clashing with each other as the teams' respective jammers try to score points by speeding past the entire pack. Along with regular bouts, the Fillmore Auditorium—founded in 1907 as the Mammoth Roller Rink and renovated in 1999 to evoke the famous Fillmore in San Francisco—has hosted numerous stars and dignitaries on its stage, much like Britain's star-studded roller rinks inspired Andrew Lloyd Webber to pen Starlight Express, a West End musical based entirely on floorboards.
The Fillmore Auditorium—founded in 1907 as the Mammoth Roller Rink and renovated in 1999 to evoke the famous Fillmore in San Francisco—has hosted numerous stars and dignitaries on its stage. Although everyone from Marilyn Manson to James Blunt has packed the concert schedule, the space remains an especially popular site for jam bands; Phish mastermind Trey Anastasio christened the revamped venue in 1999 by performing a marathon set.