(Roller Disco-inspired window at Squaresville in Los Feliz)
(Okay, I know I'm about to date myself but whatever.... I turn 42 in a couple weeks and I am proud!)
When I was a little girl I was obsessed with roller skating - particularly Roller Disco. Everyone was doing it. Olivia Newton John was boogying on skates in the movie Xanadu. So were Charlie's Angels and Jack on Three's Company and even CHiPs was in on the action! The silver roller skate on my childhood charm bracelet commemorates my fascination...
So when my bf invited me to the Roller Derby Saturday night I couldn't resist! I expected a night of pure retro-gt's but other than a few decorative details the roller derby didn't feel retro at all.
Disco roller skate at The Doll Factory
The LA Derby Dolls are a no-nonsense group of feisty females who's league is made up of five teams: Fight Crew; Sirens; Tough Cookies; Varsity Brawlers; and the all-star team -who I had the honor of seeing- the LA Ri-Ettes. If that isn't menacing enough - the players have names/alter egos like Demolicious, Mourning Wood (her number is 8am!), and Laguna Beyatch. You don't mess with this bunch - before I even watched them play hard, I was too intimidated to take their photos. I took photos of their photos instead!
And when they weren't looking I trolled their private spaces where they came to get glamorous or re-alined...
The Dolls wear Stila
And then we all cheered on as they kicked a** beating San Diego's Wildfires. It felt a little Mad Max Beyond the Thunder Dome but not staged. Just good old fashioned girl on girl fun!
These pictures don't do it justice!
One last thing - Chargin' Tina you rule!!