America has always been the most extreme country, from the Boston Tea Punchings to having the first man swear on the moon. Witness thrilling competition with this GrouponLive deal to see an LA Derby Dolls bout at the Doll Factory. Choose from the following options:
To see the bout between the Tough Cookies and Diego Rollers on Saturday, September 29, at 8 p.m., choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get two general-admission tickets (up to a $19.62 value each, including service fees) and two apricot or kitten Stila lip glazes (a $22 value each; up to an $83.24 total value).
- For $60, you get two VIP tickets (up to a $42.39 value each, including service fees) and two apricot or kitten Stila lip glazes (a $22 value each; up to an $128.78 total value).
To see the Junior Derby Dolls at 2:30 p.m., and a bout between the Fight Crew and The Swarm at 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 30, choose between the following options:
- For $18, you get two general-admission tickets (up to an $11.34 value each, including service fees) and two apricot or kitten Stila lip glazes (a $22 value each; up to a $66.68 total value).
- For $38, you get two VIP tickets (up to a $21.69 value each, including service fees), and two apricot or kitten Stila lip glazes (a $22 value each; up to an $87.38 total value).
General-admission tickets are valid for standing sections and access to the outside restrooms. VIP tickets are valid for unassigned bleacher seating with access to the VIP bar as well as the indoor restrooms.
Vendors are cash only. Saturday night bouts may not be suitable for kids younger than 13. For the bouts on September 30, kids aged 10 and younger regularly receive reduced VIP admission and get into the general-admission standing areas for free.
Between the grunts of skaters, yells of fans, and exclamations of announcers, the din at the Doll Factory can be thunderous. But this lively noise is a fitting match for the energy of the L.A. Derby Dolls. In the past decade, the ferocious, unscripted maneuvers of this roller derby league have made waves, landing four of the skaters in Aerosmith’s new music video, attracting media buzz, and drawing crowds to the edges of their seats during every bout. During the two-hour faceoffs, the Derby Dolls block and jam each other in four 15-minute periods, which are split by an intermission with live entertainment.
On September 29, the Tough Cookies are set to battle the Diego Rollers for derby dominance. After the doors open at 6 p.m., a video at 7:30 will explain the rules, which do not allow the throwing of grenades, and at 7:45, the skaters will be introduced. Attendees at the Saturday night bout should bring cash for acquiring concessions, drinks, and apparel at the Vendor Village. Then, on Sunday afternoon, the Junior Derby Dolls kick off a doubleheader at 2:30 p.m., and at 4 p.m. The Fight Crew take on the Swarm in a matchup featuring Chargin' Tina—the Crew's leading scorer.
On both days, attendees will receive a .08-ounce apricot lip glaze from Stila, which supports the LA Derby Dolls. Stila focuses on creating fashion-forward colors for makeup wrapped in eco-friendly packaging, and the brand often graces the pages of magazines such as Allure and InStyle.
The Doll Factory
Reflecting their zeal and do-it-yourself confidence, the LA. Derby Dolls zip around a 100’x60’ banked oval track that they built themselves with the help of friends and family members. The track’s customized slope and elevation enables them to hit breakneck paces normally reserved for cheetahs that can afford their own cleats. Bout attendees can wander over to the factory’s Doll Mall for Stila Cosmetics, apparel and jewelry, food from L.A. food trucks, and visit the Mohawk Bend Bar for craft beers from Golden Road Brewing or a Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum cocktail.
Although fans keep the air moving, the Doll Factory doesn’t have air conditioning or heating, so audience members should dress according to the season. Bout attendees can park their cars for $10 at Silver Lake Medical Center or their motorcycles and scooters for $5 at the Westlake entrance.
Recognizing the opportunities that having such a large track gives them, the Derby Dolls have expanded their community involvement by offering the venue for events such as the TwentyWonder fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles.