Last night, the Whidbey Island Roller Girls hosted the “Super Brawl” in Oak Harbor – The Big Hair Bandits vs. The Red Lipstick Mafia. Julia, a.k.a. Effin’ Magic, (a.k.a. Andy’s sister) asked if I’d take pictures. Well, of course!
Roller Derby seems to be growing in popularity here. I originally became interested in it when I learned of the Bellingham Roller Betties. They do a great job of explaining how the derby works, if you’d like to visit their website.
I tossed the idea of joining the Betties, but ultimately I didn’t have the time to invest, and my skating skills would have probably killed me or someone else. I skate fast – but stopping has always been a challenge.
Anyway – I have a lot of pictures to edit, and will be working on them throughout the week. Here are a few I’ve worked on so far. The lighting was awful, and of course people were moving fast, so not the easiest task!
It’s not good to land on your own team mate…
Neval has one of the most famous backsides in the derby!
Sometimes the competition talks a little trash.
Effin’ Magic tries to thrwart the Red Lipstick Mafia’s plans.
Things are gonna get ugly…fast!
Direct hit to the face.
Nana Nana Bruise You!