Saturday, March 23, 2013

Santa Cruz Boardwalk Bombshells vs The Fabulous Sin City Roller Girls at the Kaiser Permanente Arena

The Santa Cruz Derby Girls Boardwalk Bombshells welcome The Fabulous Sin City Roller Girls from Las Vegas, Nevada to play some roller derby at the Kasier Permanente Arena!

Santa Cruz's Kaiser Permanente Arena as a venue for, that's right, roller derby!
Santa Cruz's Kaiser Permanente Arena as a venue for, that's right, roller derby!

Are you ready for some roller derby?

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Shammy is my hero!
Shammy is my hero!

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About 2100 tickets were sold for this derby bout, the most sold for any roller derby bout ever in Santa Cruz county.  Supposedly, the Kaiser Permanente Arena was built for a different purpose in mind..... but I think we all know better.

Roller Derby!

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Uncle Maim points at the lead jammer.  He's not the lead jammer himself.
Uncle Maim points at the lead jammer.  He's not the lead jammer himself.

 Uncle Maim is not the lead jammer.
 Uncle Maim is not the lead jammer.

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Shamrock N. Floater

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the cheer leading equivalent to a Five On Five magazine cover.
the cheer leading equivalent to a Five On Five magazine cover.

Queen breaks out of the pack!
Queen breaks out of the pack!

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I think I might have a derby crush on Maiden Hade's dark lipstick (it always looks good in black and white)

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 According to the narrative evaluation in the Santa Cruz Sentinel (photos by Kevin Johnson), "Army Sgt. DVS Dicer brought her entire unit to see the bout. A Sin City Rollergirl when she's not involved in training at Fort Hunter Liggett, she and her camouflaged crew cheered all night for Sin City."

It seemed like the longest time with her back towards the photographers,

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but when she took her place in the line up, it was perfect

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 a night of good derby comes to an end.
another night of good derby comes to an end.

shootin' from the hip with my 15 millimeter!
shootin' from the hip with my 15 millimeter!

The full set on flickr is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157633020285021/

There were a lot of photographers out to photo the bout that night... maybe a dozen including myself?  I'm going to try to provide links to as many as I can here.

Derek Opdyke has got some photos here on facebook
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.445360745538809.1073741828.237386116336274&type=1
and here: http://www.dpophotography.com/SantaCruzDerbyGirls/2013-SCDG/SCDG-Sirens-vs-RRG-Mar-17th/28518897_dK76JG?_escaped_fragment_=i%3D2417536416%26k%3DZx8xZ2m

Tim Cattera
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.549612458394316.1073741830.100000367017459&type=3

Rodney Chen (beaker teh muppet)
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.466433140096210.1073741831.149064801833047&type=1

Bryan Farley
http://bryanfarley.photoshelter.com/gallery/Santa-Cruz-Boardwalk-Bombshells-and-Sin-City-Rollergirls/G0000MD4MWbVwctU/C0000wfhox61XRvg

derby officials:https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.478533395545659.1073741832.124269774305358&type=1

and Shamrock: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.477877252277940.1073741831.124269774305358&type=3

and a blog post! (I love rock n roll too)
http://bryanfarleyphotography.com/2013/03/talking-to-derby-girls-about-joan-jett/

Yvonne Falk at Santa Cruz waves
http://www.santacruzwaves.com/galleries/santa-cruz-derby-girls-at-the-kaiser-permanente-arena/

Adam Freidan
http://www.flickr.com/photos/-adam/sets/72157633020470406/














the full flickr set is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nocklebeast/sets/72157633020285021/

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