So NoTown Roller Derby’s weekend battle against Modesto and Bakersfield didn’t go exactly as we hoped. NoTown lost both bouts, though the main event against Derby Revolution of Bakersfield came down to the final seconds.
NoTown was down 121-119 with nine second lefts on the clock and speedy skater Betty Rocker coming up to jam. Things looked promising. Then, without explanation, it was announced the game was over, no final jam, and that Bako had won. I’m not super keen on all the derby rules, so I still don’t what happened. Any NoTown folks care to explain?
I will say it was the best roller derby bout I’ve seen — close the whole way through with both teams playing (and hitting) hard. NoTown jammer Hari Kari, in particular, deserves some props. She was getting walloped all night long, but she kept getting up every time.
One last thing: We were sitting next to a big group of loud, rude Bakersfield fans. And let’s just say they lived up to some of the stereotypes about their city. Until next time, Bako …
ELSEWHERE THIS WEEKEND
Another much-buzzed about weekend happening was the A Place to Bury Strangers show at Audie’s Olympic. All the chatter indicates it lived up to expectations. If you want a taste, there’s a really nice video from Joymode on the Love the Captive site, and The Fresnan has some really nice pics that were taken by Kara Lee.
Do anything fun this weekend? Tell us about it in the comments.