Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Big Easy Rollergirls in Krewe of O.A.K


Join the Big Easy Rollergirls and The Krewe of O.A.K (Outrageous and Kinky) this Saturday, August 29th for their annual 1.25 mile loop of Carrollton Street in celebration of Mid-Summer Mardi Gras.

The festivities start 8 PM at the Maple Leaf Bar on 8316 Oak Street.

The parade rambles through the Riverbend and Carrollton neighborhoods with a brass band, The Bearded Oysters Marching Troupe, the premier of the dance troupe The Muff-A-Lottas, and several mini-floats.

Everyone is welcome and inappropriate costumes are even more welcome!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Help The Big Easy Rollergirls Beat MS!

Eight of New Orleans’ own Big Easy Rollergirls have taken a pledge to participate in a 150-mile bike ride over two days to help fight multiple sclerosis. duMaine Attraction, MILF Duds, Trixie la Femme, LaBelle ReBelle, Victoria von Doom, Jaz Lounge, Fleur d’Lethal, and rookie Erin P. will be riding from Hammond, La to McComb, Miss. in the MS Bike Tour on October 3-4, 2009.

So far, their team has raised almost 15 percent of their total fundraising goal.

Team captain, duMaine Attraction discusses the effects of multiple sclerosis: “Having multiple sclerosis means that you may suddenly have blurry vision. Or that your memory will fail you for no apparent reason. Or that you may not always be able to walk, let alone ride a bike. The symptoms of MS are different, and devastating, for everyone - the only certainty is that it will affect yet another person every hour of every day.”

The team’s fundraising efforts will go toward supporting research projects, education programs and other special projects designated by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

If you’d like to get involved, the Big Easy Rollergirls’ team would love for you to join them on their ride, make a donation online or to one of their team members, or to become a sponsor of the MS Bike Tour.

They will also be accepting donations at this year's Fleur de Wheelie Awards held Saturday, August 22nd at Finn McCools on 3701 Banks St from 6pm to 11pm.

For more information, visit THE ROLLERGIRLS' MS TEAM PAGE

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Third Annual Fleur de Wheelie Awards

Time for the third annual Fleur de Wheelie Awards.

This year's award ceremony is going to be held Saturday, August 22nd at one of our favorite local hangouts, Finn McCools on 3701 Banks Street.



Hosted by our very own, Rev Psych Ward and Skip 4-Play, the pre-award festivities begin at 6PM, awards start promptly at 7PM.

There will be scrumptious food, our very own specially mixed BERG shot, and a cupcake station!

NO COVER!

With special appearances by:
















We will also be premiering Centerpunch’s new video 20/20 starring The Big Easy Rollergirls. 

And we will have a dance party afterward, featuring the music styling of Dr. Gumbo

Come out and help The Big Easy Rollergirls celebrate the conclusion of another successful season! 

P.S. This year we are doing an Oscar Theme so dress your snazziest!

WFA International Bowl

The First Annual WFA International Bowl will be held this Saturday, August 15th at Pan Am Stadium in City Park.




Our own New Orleans Blaze will kick off the event at 4PM, taking on Monterrey Mexico's Royal Angels.





The National Championship game will follow at 7PM with West Michigan Mayhem vs. St. Louis Slam.

Tickets are only $10, children 5 and under are free. 

Stop by the various concession and merchandise booths to say hello to The Big Easy Rollergirls, who will be out supporting New Orleans' all women football league. The Blaze are proud members of The Women's Football Alliance.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Krewe of Rolling Elvi Second Line!

One of the great additions to our Big Easy Rollergirls family has been the Krewe of the Rolling Elvi. You can see them at almost all of our bouts Taking Care of Business.



The next business at hand is an important one. Each year, the KRE celebrates the Birth and Death of Elvis A. Presley. For this year's Death Day, join the KRE for their first annual Second Line for the King's Charity, Children's Hospital.

This Saturday, August 15th KRE will be presenting a Second Line and Block Party. It kicks off at The Kingpin (1307 Lyons ) at 3PM. They will groove, karate chop, and pose their way down to Le Bon Temps, followed by 45 Tchoup and back. All the way they will be accompanied by some of The Big Easy Rollergirls and the vocal stylings of DC Harbold of Clockwork Elvis!

Following the Second Line, The Kingpin will hosting a block party, once again featuring DC, as well as the World Famous Spins of Dr. Gumbo's Blue Suede Soundsystem!

The Nola Bulls will also be in attendance lending their support!

For more information, please Email: info@rollingelvi.com

Costumes are highly encouraged, and donations even more so!

As MamaE put it, The more you drink, the more kids you save!



THANKYOUVERYMUCH

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

BERG and Dirty Linen this Saturday, August 8th

The Big Easy Rollergirls are proud to be a part of Dirty Linen for the fourth year.

We will doing demos, running drills, and participating in some general rabble-rousing on Saturday, August 8th, from 6pm to 9pm, rain or humidity. One of our wonderful announcers, Skip 4Play will be on hand to guide you through our festivities. Find out about our upcoming events and our Lagniappe Season!

We will be in front of the Robert Guthrie Gallery on 736 Royal.

Dirty Linen Night is produced by and for the unique artists, shops and galleries in the heart of the French Quarter.

Free and open to the public, the shops will welcome visitors into their businesses from 6pm to 9pm, and will offer refreshments and a chance to meet the artists and owners. Beginning in the 1000 block of Royal Street, there will be more than one-hundred unique venues to visit.

Please keep this unique tradition alive, come out to support the art and the artists!

Favorite Moments from the Bull Run

During the early morning of July 11, 2009 the streets of the French Quarter were packed with revelers dressed in white and red attire. Over 3,000 brave runners converged to wager the risk (or fortune) of being gored by a Big Easy Rollergirl.



Over 75 rollergirls from around the Southeast took part in the 3rd Annual Running of the Bulls.



Here are some of our very own Big Easy Rollergirls Favorite Moments.


Beatrix sKiddo: The many hours of enjoyment to follow the bull run! I had a fan buy me my first Sangria of the morning.




Bubbles von Vieux: Seeing my hubs on CNN saying "Day hit me so hard, she knocked the moustache right off my face!!!" Love the Yat accent!!!




Jambot: Some dude wanted me to take a picture with him and then he told me that I was his favorite rollergirl!




Joan Cougar Menstrualcramp: At the "end" of the race, people were caught off guard by us still hitting them.




lacy underalls: Carrying home a broken bat after a long day of beatings.




Louise Ze Animal - Without a doubt, my favorite moment was when SmasHer and I got to gore an NOPD officer!




Lush Fatale: By the second half I ended up way in front of the bull pack so I was able to sneak up on big groups of people and start yelling like a banshee from about 20 feet back. Ohh man, would they scatter! True fear! Running on top of their friends, scaling cars, falling down- awesome.




Mudflap Girl - Beating my husband's ass on national television (CNN)… Annual family-style breakfast at Flannigan's (post-bull run)… A fan buying me a popsicle…
Seeing people I have not seen in 15 YEARS…When guys see they are about to be beaten, they run squealing.




Ruffit: My favorite moment was rolling up on Moxie and inviting her to get her revenge. She WAILED on me so good it made my heart sing! Much derby love to her.




Skip4play: Skip's favorite moments included the multiple-location afterparties starting with the six-course breakfast and beer at Flannagan's and culminating more than 12 hours later somewhere in the Marigny. Ya'll are champs! Dionysus and Bacchus couldn't keep up.




SmasHer: Many favorite moments: Seeing Trixie first thing in the morning always makes me smile, when me and Animal walked into Turtle Bay to get a drink and the whole bar gave us a standing ovation, the man with the fancy shaved chest hair, getting “pressured” into jumping rope and having the crowds’ chant change from “Rollergirl” to “SmasHer.” All of the general mayhem, wackiness, eccentricity and beauty that is New Orleans.




Trixie la Femme: My cousin, Madame Bustya, referee for Red Stick, and I were catching the 6:30 ferry from Algiers. We saw people in white and red dashing for the ferry. And we laughed and felt such camaraderie with all the people up that early, with a common goal of being ridiculous and anticipating whacks and adrenaline rushes. The ferry guys are starting to get with the program. They know us crazy rollergirls with out bullhorns now! And when we got to the French Quarter, more white and red… So much anticipation in the air. Also I was very grateful that this year so many bars and restaurants were prepared for our crush-post run! Yay for new traditions!




Victoria von Doom: The whole experience was great! Finally getting to participate in the bull run after being on crutches for the past two was good for my derby heart. I finally feel like Victoria von Doom again! Also - I really enjoyed interacting with so many old and new fans post-bull run. I can't wait to see you all at the next bout!




Mark your calendar for next year's Bull Run brought to you by The NOLA Bulls on July 10, 2010.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Vote In The Third Annual Fleur de Wheelie Awards!


VOTE NOW For Your Favorite Rollergirl in The Third Annual Fleur de Wheelie Awards!
You decide who is the scariest, speediest, or best-dressed rollergirl!

The awards will be held this year at Finn McCools on Saturday, August 22nd. 
The festivities start at 6PM and awards start promptly at 7PM.

Keep your eye on this page for more information!

You have until midnight, Friday, August 14th to cast your vote!