Monday, January 25, 2010

DC Rollergirls doubleheader at the Armory

Last Saturday, I decided to see what all the fuss was about and head to a roller derby match at the DC Armory, home to 3 District teams under the main outfit the DC Rollergirls. Having never been to a roller derby before, I wasn't familiar with the logistics of the game (who could do what, how points were scored, etc.) -- all I knew was that, from what people told me, the bouts were quite entertaining.

When I got to the Armory, I was glad to see that spectators were allowed to sit just beyond the edge of the track and, more importantly, that there was an open spot just big enough for me to squeeze. Without this spot, these pictures would be pretty awful, as even sitting within crashing distance made for difficult shooting conditions with my prime 30mm lens.

With that, here are a few pictures from the opening bout featuring the Cherry Blossom Bombshells vs. the visiting Harrisonburg (Va.) Rocktown Rollers.