Roller derbies became part of middle America's idea of what tough girls do after school when Whip It hit theaters. All the wimpy chicks out there (us included) looked longingly at these athletic, angry females, powerfully involved in a contact sport for just us ladies.
Palm Beach's Dub City Derby Girls are just those bad assess we aspire to become. The team plays locally and tours the country. They want you to know more about roller derby. They're also fundraising to keep their group thriving by holding a live band karaoke event at West Palm Beach's Roxy's tonight.
Dub City's Brooke Lenz, AKA, Gwyneth Foulthrow, recently informed us that, "Music is such a big part of the derby culture and our bouts." So, we thought we'd ask the women of the rink a little bit about themselves and their skating soundtrack.
Name(s): Vicky Falso, AKA Bling it On
From: Puerto Rico
Favorite thing about roller derby: Cardio in fishnets
Best song to skate to: "Diamond Girl"
Why'd you pick that song: Hello? Diamonds!
Name(s): Jacqueline Simon, AKA Lo Jack
Favorite thing about roller derby: Hitting girls and derby wives
Best song to skate to: Prodigy, "Breathe"
Why'd you pick that song: Pumps you up to deliver a beating.