Thursday, December 07, 2006


Last weekend, The Big Easy Rollergirls took off for Austin, Texas to participate in a roller derby boot camp. Beatrix sKiddo, Anti ‘Em, Bruise Springsteen, Power Snatch Jr, Victoria von Doom, Ibeatya Amber & Henry Roll-ins all piled into a mini mini-van and headed off to ATX for three days for an unyielding, taxing and strenuous derby education at the hands of the capable, yet merciless Texas Rollergirls. Rollergirls came from all over to participate in a three-day event of hell on skates. Death By Chocolate “DBC,” my number-one Houston rollergirl, guiltily admitted to contributing many bruises and scratches to her own roller derby drill partner.

After a full day Saturday of drills, endurance skates and scrimmages, The Big Easy Rollergirls got a reprise to watch The Desert Rival Revival bout between the Tucson Saddletramp and
The Texecutioners

Dynamite Dwalin’, Diamond Grrrl and SmasHer, who were in town to celebrate Dynamite Dwalin’s birthday, joined their fellow BERG teammates at the bout.

The Birthday Girl, DBC, Diamond Grrrl

It was a momentous match with Texas ranking #1 and Tucson #2. Immediately BERG was impressed with both teams incredible speed. Rice Rocket was a standout with her tenacious spirit and agility. By the end of the first period, The Texecutioners were ahead 15-22.

Many of the Texas girls celebrated by performing with Karaoke Apocalypse. Belle Star quickly became my favorite with her riotous and enthusiastic performance.

Belle Star

By the second period, The Texacutioners had little to celebrate with a tied score of 38-38.

The Saddletramps, with fierce determination and strategic game playing and blocking by Deadlock Doe Holliday, courageously rallied.

At the end of the third period, yet again, the score was tied 59 to 59. A last two-minute jam was established.

Jammers Fisti Cuffs from The Saddletramps and Lucille Brawl from The Texacutioners lined up.

The crowd’s screams were purely corybantic as everyone yelled out their encouragements to their favored team. At the end of the two minutes, the teams huddled, anxiously waiting the refs’ decision. The Saddletramps were victorious! The Texacutioners, the “Godmothers of the roller derby” had been defeated for the first time. The first time in roller derby history!

The Victors

Saddletramps captain, Jezze Jamez, who played with such die-hard dogmatism, could not hold back her emotions as she openly sobbed, “Hard work pays off!”

Jezze Jamez

BERG and every other rollergirl were in awe and impressed with both teams skillful and passionate athletics.
And what did BERG learn at boot camp? Check out the next bout December 16th at Mardi Gras World to find out!

And in New Orleans….

The Big Easy Rollergirls KelKat, Crusty McKnuckle, Little Miss Ruffit & Trixie la Femme were out and spreading goodwill on skates at Festivus! The day was beautiful and clear, but cold. The aroma of freshly popped Kettle Corn and the exquisite fragrances from the lotions, soaps and candles mingled in the air. There were food vendors offering fresh pastries, chocolates, quesadillas, crepes and freshly squeezed Satsuma mimosas and bloody marys. The booths featured wildly diverse arts, crafts and wares of New Orleans’ merchants.

Trixie la Femme made friends with some little girls from “Girls First,” a non-profit that was set up to wrap presents for donations. They decided they wanted to become flatterers, too, and ran around the crowd to pass out tiny slips of paper with affirmative messages.

Kelkat, Crusty McKnuckle, Ruffit, Trixie la Femme

KelKat & Ruffit

Crusty McKnuckle

Galaxy Grrl was also out as a vendor.

Crusty McKnuckle & Galaxy Grrl

You can see her live this weekend at Festivus or
Check out her web sites at

Jeremy the Alien
Craft Mafia
Galaxy Grrl

Come out this weekend to once again catch The Big Easy Rollergirls as guest flatterers at Festivus, the holiday market for locals that features over 40 local artists, live music, food, Office of Homeland Serenity Massage, Flattery Booth and re-gifting station. The rollergirls will also be collecting decoration and toys at that time for families effected by Katrina AND selling tickets to the December bout.

The Big Easy Rollergirls love Vespa!

Festivus is located on 700 Magazine (corner of Gird) from 12-4.

We hope to see everyone out there!

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