Monday, June 22, 2009

Lagniappe Charity Bout!

The Big Easy Rollergirls kick off their Lagniappe Season with a charity bout for those who keep us safe.

We are donating a portion of our June 27th bout proceeds to local Fire Fighters and Police, as well as our volunteer EMTs. Several of the firefighters will be in attendance sell AND sign their calendar their New Orleans Fire Fighters Look Hot Calendar. Several other firefighters involved with The NOFD mentoring program will also be selling patches and t-shirts to support their activities.

The doors open at 6 PM and the action starts at 7 PM at The Human Performance Center at The University of New Orleans.

Watch The Crime Fighters take on The Fire Fighters! The teams will be mixed with all of your favorite local skaters.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. You can buy your tickets online NOW!

The afterparty will be held at Molly's at the Market located at 1107 Decatur in the French Quarter.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Big Easy Rollergirls in Memphis

If you are in Memphis this weekend, come out and watch The Big Easy Rollergirls take on The Memphis Roller Derby on Saturday, June 20th for their Rollin' on the River Bout.

Located at The Mid-South Fairgrounds, Youth Building, 940 Early Maxwell Blvd.

The doors open at 6 PM and the action starts at 7 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 5 to 12, and kids 4 and under are free.

Come out and cheer on The Big Easy Rollergirls!

At the carwash... yeah!

Join The Big Easy Rollergirls, Sunday, June 21st for a good, old-fashion car wash!

We will be out at The Daiquiri Dock located at 2630 Manhattan Blvd in Harvey from 2 to 5 PM.

For only $10 you can get your car, motorcycle, scooter, or any other mode of transportation washed by a rollergirl!

And while you are waiting for your vehicle, try a special daiquiri concoction named after The Big Easy Rollergirls - THE Derby Slerpy! It is a blend of delicious fruit flavors, enhanced by the powerful, but smooth taste of rum and vodka!!! They Daiquiri Den also has the best White Russian, which has coffee liquer. Or you can try a Pina Colada, Margarita, Blue Thunder, Orange 190 Octane, Strawberry, & Peach Bellini. The perfect gift on Father's Day!

Come Try Your Hand at the Monaghan-Koehlar First Annual “Water’s Thicker Than Blood” Poker Crawl benefiting the Youth Rescue Initiative

Saturday, June 20 from 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

It begins at 13 Monaghan located on 517 Frenchmen St at 10:30 AM.

$30.00 a Hand

The Monaghan and Koehlars' will be remembering Jim Monaghan with the ultimate tribute: a Poker Crawl led from bar to bar throughout the French Quarter with a parade featuring Bagpipes and The Big Easy Rollergirls.

Kicking off at 13 Monaghan, participants will receive their first card before following the bagpipes to Molly’s at the Market, Jim Monaghan’s flagship bar. The third and fourth cards are dealt at the Boondock Saint and BBC, and by the time the parade hits Erin Rose participants will have a full hand to be judged.

In addition to getting commemorative t-shirt with each hand played, cash prizes will be awarded:

Best Hand - $500
2nd Best Hand - $250
3rd Best Hand - $150
Worst Hand - $100

In memory of Jim Monaghan’s generosity and grassroots commitment to helping children, all proceeds will be donated to the Youth Rescue Initiative. A local non-profit headed up by Jim Bernazzani, former FBI Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans Division, the Youth Rescue Initiative is honored to receive this support of their mission of “Empowering the Children of New Orleans”.

To quote Jim Monaghan:
"What the French Quarter needs is asses on chairs"

Let’s make sure there’s plenty of them on Saturday, June 20!

Register Now!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Freret Market!

Come out to The Freret Market this Saturday, June 6th from 12 to 5, located at the 4400 block of Freret Street and Napoleon Ave. It's their last one this summer; they are taking a two-month siesta for July and August.

The Freret Market will have over 80 vendors, pet adoptions, and of course, The Big Easy Rollergirls.

Free music!
12 PM: Country Fried (2008 Big Easy Music Award Winner Best Country Band)
1:45 PM: Russel Batiste, Joe Krown, and Tom Fitz.
3:30 PM: Vibe Irie

May Bout Favorite Moments

It was so much fun playing with Marquee again. It was like she never left! Villains for life! At the end of the bout, Beatch put her arm around me and said "I'm so glad it's all over". We're all so excited for the league restructure where we can finally start playing with each other instead of against each other to make the league stronger and better.

Anti Em
The only moment better than getting lead jammer against the Wenches on my first trip to the jammer line was getting lead jammer against the Wenches the second time! I always love hearing Skip announce the "Wicked Witch of the West Bank" from the sidelines, too. Playing this season with the Villains has been so much fun and I had a blast skating this last game with them. We really pulled together as a team to give the Wenches a run for their money and play some awesome derby.

 Getting lead jammer was a dream come true and hearing the crowd cheering for me really made me feel awesome. Being sent to the box so many times was even fun, some of my hits were glaringly illegal but so worth it at the time. The hugs from my roommate, friends, and fabulous boyfriend after we won were extra special. Also hearing and singing and dancing to the Punches song at the after-party was unforgettable. Finn McCool's ROCKS.

Crusty McKnuckle
 I couldn't dream of a better way to end the season. I LOVE playing the Villians. You ladies are the best. It was also really great to have my mom there to watch my last bout as a Crescent Wench. Righty Tighty Lefty Loosey!

Jamming in the last jam at the last bout with my favorite team!! And getting lead jammer and scoring some points, was pretty awesome as well. I am so happy to have been a Wench this season and that I got to skate with the ladies that made me want to become a Big Easy Rollergirl in the first place. Also, getting to skate against Marquee with the Villains was pretty awesome too. I couldn't have asked for a better way to end the season.

lacy underalls 
A fan named Alyssa asked me to sign her arm. I felt like Brett Michaels.

Lil’ Rowdy 
I liked it when Chessa kept knocking the jammer into the wall on the 1st corner. It was cool how Cougar swooped in and blocked and knocked. I liked it when Cheap made lead jammer. It was awesome when Deuce made 15 points in one jam. I liked it when Lush was a pesky gnat on the track. It was visually stunning when Sophie leaped laterally to cut to the inside and make lead jammer. I liked it when Rowdy got her first time sent to the box during a bout. It was amazing playing with Wit, Ibeatya, Coony and Deb. Ruffit has no fear... she's awesome I liked it when Smasher and Slaughter praised us on every return. It was a stress relief to have someone like Meanie as our bench coach And I liked it when Mudflap got me red cream soda to go with my boutfit. Oh...and then there was the winning-our-last-game part that was the icing on our cake

Louise Ze Animal
My favorite moment was when I was jamming and passed the Wenches bench. My teammates were cheering me on, and lacy was extra- enthusiastically impersonating an animal, growling and clawing at the air. I couldn't stop laughing for the rest of the jam.

I LOVED rolling with the Punches this season. Seeing this team gel after so many hiccups early in the season did my heart good. Punches and Antoinettes and Black Team for life!!!! I am so thankful for the Big Easy Rollergirls.

 I am very proud of my team. They have so much spirit and verve and never give up. The last bout was a mixed blessing- I wish I could have played, and I wished Slaughter could have played, but I am glad we got to take part. It’s been so satisfying watching The Punches progress over the last few months to really start gelling as a team. They’ve really stepped it up on and off the rink (well, they have always stepped it up on the dance floor). Having Meannie by my side; she’s indispensable! Specific fav moments would have to be Shane giving the shirt off his back so Wit could sub for us, seeing a dancing bull and knowing immediately it was Trixie, Cougar’s bucket of ice, Punches dresses room post-bout, afterparty at FinnMcCools – even though I left my favorite boots there (long story). And as always, the women of The Big Easy Rollergirls.

The House Madam 
Going to the box FOUR times. I never do anything wrong

Trixie La Femme
I enjoyed wearing a bull head and walking through the crowd to promote NOLABulls and San Fermin in Nueva Orleans! As for game moments -- it always feels good to slip past a few Wenches on the track. In your face Wenches! (Except for all those times your booty blocking stopped me cold.) Also, I really enjoyed taking a hip whip off of Wench Buckwild when I heard the refs call 20 feet on her. Not sure if that's legal but it should be and it worked! And feels oh so satisfying. I LOVE LOVE LOVE bowling with Villains and being bowled by Villains, too. Such a fun, physical strategy that is SO unique to derby!

LaBelle ReBelle 
That was one of the best times I've ever had playing derby. I was so proud of us! The Villains gelled amazingly and really made the Wenches work for it, plus they are always a fun team to go up against! It was great having Marquee in the pack and Shay & Jaws at the bench. It was fun watching the Punches win their game! Although the upcoming changes are bittersweet and I will miss playing with my teammates, I was excited to finish off this "stage" and get ready for the next! Tearing my mcl sucked big balls.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Super Sweet Speedway Races

The magnolias are in bloom, humidity is near 100% and the only real relief comes with a cocktail umbrella. This can only mean one thing: Summer is around the corner and nothing says “solstice” in New Orleans like go-go boots and Elvis!

Come out, June 6th at 2PM in Audubon Park and cheer on
The Big Easy Rollergirls as they participate in the inaugural “Super Sweet Speedway." It will be an afternoon of races and revelry hosted by the incomparable Candy Girls and the always-dashing Krewe of the Rolling Elvi.

The rollergirls will be competing against other groups such as,
The Pussyfooters, and The Bearded Oysters, as well as The Candy Girls and The Elvi.

Each group will be participating in a variety of madcap races: Sack Race, Three-Legged Race, Orange Pass, Dizzy Izzy, Flippy Cup, and Tug of War. And they will be doing all of this in wigs, costumes, fishnets, and other accessories of the mirthful persuasion.

Food and social elixir will be generously provided: 
NOLA Brewery is donating 2 kegs, Acme Oyster House is donating jambalaya/chips, and Welty's Deli is donating sandwiches.

The events take place at Shelter #12. Shelter #12 is the shelter closest to the corner of St. Charles and Walnut.

All proceeds benefit
Raintree Children and Family Services of New Orleans, a non-profit social service organization that serves families in New Orleans. Come out and celebrate a good cause and rejoice in all that is summer!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Sip Through the City

Old New Orleans Rum host "Sip Through the City: Magazine Street Stroll" on Friday, June 5th at 6PM.

Make your way up and down Magazine Street for a night of Old New Orleans Rum cocktails. You can try two different rum drinks at each location for only $2 each with your wristband. The first 100 to register will receive a complimentary Old New Orleans Rum cup to use throughout the night.

The cocktail party (and registration) starts in the heart of The Garden District at The Bulldog, located at 3236 Magazine Street.

At 8 PM, walk a block to The Rendezvous Tavern, located at 3101 Magazine Street for your next pair of rum drinks.

The party continues at 10 PM at The Balcony Bar, located at 3201 Magazine Street.

You must be 21 years of age or older to participate.