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Just got back last week from a trip to Washington DC, which as you no doubt know, is full of museums, galleries and history. We were staying in Alexandria, Virginia, fairly close to the Old Town area which is quite nice and an easy Metro ride away from the heart of DC.

Details of where we went and what we saw behind the cut )
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So, yesterday, we went off to see the Atlanta Rollergirls! [livejournal.com profile] forvrin, [livejournal.com profile] kawakaze, Laura and I headed off on our big adventure.

[livejournal.com profile] forvrin was kind enough to drive us all, so we headed from Athens to Stone Mountain, a route no one had really taken before, on our way to the Imperial Chinese Garden restaurant. There we met up with [livejournal.com profile] laughingfang who very generously treated us all to dinner. The ICG does not actually have any gardens but does have a fountain in the main dining room and really tasty food.

We arrived as the rink opened, found out how things worked, watched the warm up, ran across some customers from Tyche's Games and an old customer, Tom, who is now a referee for the Classic City Rollergirls! Yes, we have roller derby in Athens too! They are just getting started though.

Just before the match started, James, another friend from Athens, showed. It was the Denim Demons in a serious put down of Apocalypstix, close through the first third, but then the Demons pulled away and could not be stopped. Jon and his brother (Jeff?) showed up after the first third so we had a group of gamers in for the show. The venue was very hot (300+ people, one of the hottest days of the years so far and no air conditioning) and the acoustics were painful, but apart from that, it was great fun! A really interesting sport and everyone seemed to have a good time. (You can see my handful of photos here.)

Then, back to Athens, via a stop at Dairy Queen, we got in at around 10:30 and promptly fell into bed. Thanks again to [livejournal.com profile] forvrin for driving!
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Since visiting the Rat City Rollergirls page, I have found myself wanting to go to the Roller Derby. It is such a piece of Americana, I cannot be want to go and see it live.

Luckily, the Atlanta Rollergirls play nearby. So, we, and whoever wants to join us are going to the Roller Derby on Sunday, 10 June! The Denim Demons play Apocalypstix.

If we have fun we will probably go back in July to watch the visiting Rat City Rollergirls team play. In any case, expect an after action report.

And if you want to come along, let us know! Geek Pride people!
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Did you know that Seattle has its own Roller Derby League? I did not. Even better, Renton-based Wizards of the Coast, advertises D&D there!

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