So, yesterday, we went off to see the Atlanta Rollergirls
, Laura and I headed off on our big adventure.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 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 forvrin