mandile23’s Event Journal

Shakederby 0702131
Saturday August 24, 2013 / 7:00pm (vs. Madison)
Chicago Outfit Roller Derby
2 tickets
General Admission Special

How was your experience?

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I enjoyed the Derby and I think I'll go again but there were some things that really impacted our experience. First of all, the sound system is HORRIBLE. We couldn't understand the announcers so it was really, really hard to follow the action. There are 10 beverage vending machines and ALL of them were out of water. and of course, the water fountain wasn't working so literally no chance to get water anywhere. and for a sport that is about female strength and empowerment, the halftime shows are really out of sync - and just plain bad. but the things we really liked: the A team was really good so the night became more exciting as it went on, they have people walking around with "ask me about roller derby" signs who are able to explain strategy and rules to you (definitely take advantage of that if this is your first time), and the crowd really gets it which really helped us get into it, too! Again, I think I'll go again someday, but I hope it's a better experience when I do.