Get ready for an epic evening of roller derby: The Boston Derby Dames are back for their second doubleheader of the season, and this time, they’re taking on the boys. Yes, you read that right: Co-ed roller derby, men vs women! You do not want to miss the action, set to take place at Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, MA on Saturday, April 27th.
To get things going at 5PM, The Boston B Party will tee off against the women of Pioneer Valley Roller Derby’s Western Mass Destruction. Fresh off their last bout against Montréal, B Party skaters are chomping at the bit to gear up, get out there, and skate hard. Fans, take note as WMD is B Partier Wanda Herchu’s old team; we’re happy to have her partying for Boston this time around.
And after you’ve had your fill of flat-track women’s roller derby, stick around for the 7PM main event when your women’s all-star team the Boston Massacre takes on Mass Maelstrom, the men’s all-star team from Fitchburg, MA.
Those familiar with old-school roller derby remember that it originally started as both a men’s and women’s sport; the 21st century revival has been lead predominantly by women, but the times, they are a-changin’: The men have taken notice and started to play too, and they’re doing it well.
Our Massachusetts Viking brothers, ranked sixth in the world by the Men’s Roller Derby Association (MRDA), have yet to play a bout this year; this gives the Dames a slight advantage as they’ve already had a chance to overcome new-season jitters. Mass Maelstrom is coming off a great 2012 season, however, having won 11 of their last 16 bouts. But that doesn’t mean they’ll get off easily. The Massacre was recently ranked #21 in the world by the Women’s Flat-Track Derby Association (WFTDA), and the team’s fighting performance against #16 Montréal, #12 Charm City, and #9 Philly in the last month shows that when the ladies of Boston are on their game, they’re unstoppable.
In a sport where booty blocks reign supreme, will the women have what it takes to beat the Maelstrom, or will the men overpower our beloved Dames? To find out, you have to show up!
Adult tickets are $16 through Brown Paper Tickets ($18 at the door). Tickets for kids aged 6-13 are $12, and children under 6 get in for free! Doors open at 4PM – make sure you get there early as this bout is sure to be a sell out and the best seats go fast. Stick around for the after-party in the adjoining Fez room at 9PM. You’ll get to party and dance with your favorite skaters, fellow fans, and bout MVPs. Join us for this unforgettable time!