I attended the season opener double header of the Charlotte Roller Girls. It was a lot of fun! Ever since I went to a bout last season with Christina, Gigi & Momo & Michelle have been wanting to go. So I treated them for Gigi’s Mother’s Day present (Gigi & Momo- Michelle was on her own. 🙂 ). First we met up with my friends Michelle and Lynda at the wonderful Crepe Cellar in NoDa. Lynda’s cousins are the chef and pastry chef there! They were so sweet and sent out an order of their Brie Pesto Fries and Chili Shrimp as appetizers. SO YUMMY! We noshed on those then ordered our dessert crepes. Gigi and I both ordered the mascarpone and berries crepe and Momo ordered the Bananas Foster crepe. O.M.G. I can’t even tell you how good they are. I want one now. I want one every single day. We all had a great time enjoying our meal then we set out to the Grady Cole Center for the Derby!
Even with getting there right after they opened the doors it was still a challenge finding seats together. It’s just so popular and sells out right away! It really is a good entertainment value. Only $10 a ticket for 4 hours of derby! You pay $10 to see a 2 hour movie! We got in and found seats and the action began. Click to enlarge. I love their cute little outfits. Frilly skirts, fishnets, etc. The halftime entertainment was this adorable band called School of Rock. They were all teenagers and they could jam! At one point one of the singers was this 17 year old boy. His mom was sitting next to me. He said “This one’s for the ladies” and sang “Let’s Get it On”! In front of his mom! So funny! He was great though.
We all had a really fun time. Michelle and Lynda left a little early to beat the traffic but that meant they missed the proposal! I wish I’d still had my camera out! One of the referees proposed to one of the skaters. So sweet! We left after that and stopped by IHOP for some late night grub before heading home. You should check in your city and see if you have a roller derby! Those girls are tough. Like Nascar with no cars. And on skates. And girl in skirts. Just go.