Wednesday, March 21, 2007

BERG Needs MARCH Volunteers!!!

The Big Easy Rollergirls are gearing up for their first double header this Saturday against the East Texas Bombers and Tulsa’s Green Country Rollergirls and we want you to be involved!

Don’t miss out on your chance to be worshipped by The Big Easy Rollergirls!

We LOVE our fans cheering us on, but we also equally appreciate the behind-the-scenes help.

Volunteers are expected to arrive at Mardi Gras World for 3 pm the day of the bout (Saturday, March 24th). At that time you will meet with our volunteer coordinator, Little Miss Ruffit, and our bout production manager, Victoria von Doom to do a run through of volunteer duties and help with last-minute set up.

No need for concern, while these ladies are lethal on the track, they are positively delightful off the track.

Victoria von Doom promises not to slam into you!

Ruffit won't block you from helping out!

Volunteer duties include, but are not limited to:

Taking tickets
Handing out programs
Directing foot-traffic
Assisting with security
Keep an eye on exits and entryways
Verifying VIP seating
General clean-up
Basic gophering

*You must be reliable and on time!
*You must attend the volunteer orientation
*You must arrive precisely at 3:00PM the day of the bout
*You must sign a waiver holding BERG harmless from any and all liability related to injuries and accidents associated with your service.
*You must have a "Viva La Derby" attitude.

In exchange for your awesome derby spirit, you will receive a free ticket good for the next bout and a BERG volunteer t-shirt.

In order to sign up, please email von Doom at

Thank you for your support, we will see you on Saturday!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

A Big Easy Rollin' Commercial

Under the steady and artful direction of Jason Villemarette from Fire on the Bayou Production, the Big Easy Rollergirls took to the cul-de-sacs of suburbia (lowering property values everywhere) and the streets of the French Quarter to film their first commercial. Blisters, watered-down sun block, and minor dehydration could not stop this fierce crew. Drawing attention and astonishment everywhere they went, the rollergirls skated through, past and on many of the city’s historic landmarks. We will keep you informed on its debut. Meanwhile, enjoy some of these photos shot by our very own Henry Roll-ins.

Big Shoves & Kisses to

The Louisiana Pizza Kitchen French Quarter

The Tomatoes

Vespa of New Orleans

The Biggest Shove & Kiss goes out to our inventive, patient, and resourceful director, Jason Villemarette and his crew. Thank you!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

The Tomatoes Music Video

We hope to see everyone at The Saturn Bar this Saturday for our music video with The Tomatoes It will be a great time! 10pm, 3067 St. Claude. No cover!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Monday, March 05, 2007

Bessie the Thespian!

Introducing Bessie Smithereens.

She blocks! She jams! She captains! She studies law! She frequently pushes the derby PG-13 rating (if I had a nickel for every photo that didn’t get put on the web….) And now, she acts!

Our own Ms. Smithereens will be in a play!



Wednesday & Friday, MARCH 7 & 9

Gripping Story of how Chalmette, LA Residents Experienced Hurricane Katrina and the Resulting Murphy Oil Spill

The 12th Annual Tulane Law Environmental Conference will feature a 2-hour theatrical performance of the play, Welcome To Chalmette, documenting the Hurricane Katrina Murphy Oil Spill (what is the largest residential oil spill in the history of mankind involving 900,000 gallons of crude oil), and its effects on the lives of St. Bernard Parish residents. Welcome to Chalmette will be performed Wednesday, March 7, at 7pm and again Friday, March 9, at 6:30pm at the Freeman Auditorium, located in the Woldenberg Arts Center on Tulane University’s Uptown Campus.

Playwright, Mary Nagle wrote this documentary style play after conducting more than thirty interviews with resident survivors of the Murphy Oil spill and Hurricane Katrina in Chalmette, LA. The play documents their stories and their lives—before, during, and after the hurricane.

The play will be performed by a group of Tulane Law students, is directed by second-year law student Lauren Checki, and is co-sponsored by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade.
There is no charge for admission, but there is a suggested $5 donation that will be donated to the community of Chalmette to aid in the cleanup and rebuilding efforts.

For more information regarding the performances, or to reserve tickets, please contact Mary Nagle, at or at (913) 486-1939.

“For me,” Bessie states, “the play is about what happens when different value systems, with equally valid ethics and opinions regarding law and the place for lawsuits, intersect. My kind of hometown meets my future professional network.”

Please come out and not only support Bessie, but a very important and informational event. We will see you out there!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

City Park Clean Up

Straight on the heels of Mardi Gras, The Big Easy Rollergirls descended upon City Park early Saturday morning on February 24th to help clean up their sculpture garden. Crusty McKnuckle who arranged the event said, "Cleaning up the Sculpture Garden at City Park was such a unique experience. I loved being able to actually clean the pieces and get down and dirty with the artwork. It allowed us a really special interaction with the sculptures, that not many other people get to have. Where else would I ever be able to clean bird pooh off of a Rodin?"

The rollergirls pulled weeds, picked up trashed and polished sculptures. Although there is still a lot of work to be done, they definitely made a difference.

Scabby tackles those weeds!

Shay, always with a smile!

Ruffit & her totem

SmasHer in her own world

Dan & Jaws take out the trash!

Sophie concentrates!

BeAtch minds the details

It takes a lot of hands to make this sculpture shiny!

Bruise keeps it clean

Crusty & Henry

Show your love for City Park!

The Big Easy Rollergirls are taking donations from City Park’s wish list at their double-header bout March 24th.

City Park Wish List

Please help City Park, one the largest and oldest biggest urban parks in the country, continue its journey to recovery.

And you thought the rollergirls looked fetching on skates!

Victoria von Doom

Galaxy Grrl and friend

Cherry covets

Trixie, Dynamite, Beatrix & Diamond


Em & Henry

Trixie gets ready to take flight!


Lt. Dan

Beatrix, von Doom, Em

Illegally Blonde

Victoria von Doom

Beatrix & SmasHer




Just like on skates, Sophie keeps going!


Angelina wouldn't let us use her bathroom...

We Will See You Next Year!