Things Are Happening Places: Mad Rollin’ Dolls Roller Derby

Mad Rollin Dolls Promo July 2014

Have found memories of roller skating in my youth. The feeling of flying free across the floor is something many of us can relate to, which is why some roller skating functions still exist for adults to this day. They are few and far between, but they are thriving wherever you may find them. And along with this feeling of freedom on wheels comes a memory of punishment, when we were told to stop shoving each other around for the sake of safety, and despite the fact it hurt to hold back our primal instincts, we obeyed. Now that we are adults, we still have to obey because of the supposed decency of society that we have, and thus we never have a release of our urges despite the responsibility we have. That is, of course, you have the option to participate in roller derby, in which case hell yeah!

My first and only roller derby experiences thus far were with the Brewcity Bruisers, and it was hella fun. Punk, sexy, funny, and likely one of the few sporting events I enjoyed. Given I don’t enjoy going to sporting events alone (or anything alone), that’s saying something. Still have my Maiden Milwaukee shirt as well, because paaank! I’ve yet to see how Madison’s variation, the Mad Rollin’ Dolls, differs from Milwaukee’s brand, but I’m pretty damn sure it’s the same fun I’ve come to expect from the games. The 2014 Home Season Schedule finished up back in May, but the 2014 Interleague Season Schedule is still going on, with matches coming up July 12th and August 9th. There are also plenty of non-bout events, so be sure to check out their calender and do your best to support the sport.


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