I’ve always been interested in the whole concept of Roller Derby. I never really understood the attraction of watching girls knock each other over railings on skates, but do like the outfits, and the tough girl concept behind it. I did a little research and this is what I found out:
Roller Derbies were started in the 1880’s and 90’s as a type of race on skates for women. They then became popular again in 1935 during the Great Depression, where there were teams of two-three people. In the 1970’s, the sport got really popular and started becoming more of an entertainment “show,” similar to wrestling. The girls present an image of tough, athletic, and pretty girls on skates.
So what do you think? Any interest in watching a derby? Have you been before? Do you skate? I love it and wish I could go to the rink every week. Hope you have a great Sunday friends.
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