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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tilted Thunder Roller Derby

Posted by on Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 10:18 AM

It's time for the last bout of the season for banked-track roller derby league Tilted Thunder Rail Birds—the championships. If you haven't seen banked track roller derby, it's very exciting. The tilted track adds a higher level of strategy and different ways to knock people out. It's happening this Saturday, August 18, at 5 pm. Athletic women, hot outfits, fast action, bodily harm, beer and snacks: Highly recommended.

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diminished 1
seriously? when did roller derby get so freaking expensive? i miss the days of $5 entry, $3 tall boys and magnuson park. i know this is another league entirely, but the concept is the same.
Posted by diminished on August 16, 2012 at 10:33 AM · Report this
Beetlecat 2
$17 is expensive? ;D Also --cheaper than Rat City.
Posted by Beetlecat on August 16, 2012 at 11:35 AM · Report this
3
$15-20 per bout is the going rate these days for roller derby bouts. I do think it is a fair price though. Also keep in mind the skaters and refs are all volunteers and most of the entry cost is to pay for the venue. Small price to pay, I think, for entertainment!
Posted by Keleighbel on August 16, 2012 at 2:21 PM · Report this
4
yea it way worth it! more action then flat track!
Posted by DALEDEMON on August 16, 2012 at 2:56 PM · Report this
5
FYI, this just in! Save $3 off the ticket door price by using the code LOC at the ticket window.
Posted by Krozo the Klown on August 16, 2012 at 3:06 PM · Report this
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$14 bucks for air conditioned derby? I'm there!
Posted by PhinneyGirl on August 16, 2012 at 3:21 PM · Report this
nseattlite 7
Me too!
Posted by nseattlite on August 16, 2012 at 3:54 PM · Report this
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@3 it's more than just volunteer, they pay dues on top of all the work they each have to chip in to keep the league going. They're also unique in their business structure in that they a non-profit.
So for those who hate tax-payer funded pro-sports these women did it all themselves. The banked track took years of fund-raising and now they're on their 2nd season. I'm going, I love sports and I love watching people succed at something that they put all their hearts, blood, sweat and tears into.
Posted by CbytheSea on August 16, 2012 at 5:36 PM · Report this

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