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Saturday’s roller derby bout was sold out about more than a week before the event. I was bummed out, but I’m glad it will likely be a raucous, full crowd when I go to the bout on March 28 that I just bought tickets for.
The opening bout of the Philly Roller Girls‘ fourth season is on February 7th at the 23rd St. Armory. I intend on going clad in my Boston Derby Dames shirt. I’m excited for the ridiculous pseudonyms, hard hits, snarky commentary, and general revelry. I think I’m most excited about the location; bouts are now in Center City, a few blocks away from 30th St. Station, and about 35 minutes away from Swarthmore. I certainly have no desire to repeat odysseys similar to the one I endured in Wilmington, MA, trying to reach the home of the Boston Derby Dames (the Shriner’s Auditorium) via public transportation.
My last weekend in Boston was great. It involved a goodbye party with people from work, Mama Mia!, Stick It (the Bring it On of Gymnastics), an all nighter, pancakes, the baseball exhibit at the Museum of Science, a trip to Faneuil Hall, sailing, roller derby, my last Sunday at Grace Church, and almost 40 miles of walking. It was a nice way to end my summer in Boston.