Roughly 600 people packed the Masonic Temple on Saturday night for the latest Detroit Roller Derby (DRD) match up. They came dressed in their favorite Superhero and Villains costumes for a game full of twists and turns just like any good comic book. The Devil's Night Dames faced off against the undefeated Grand Prix Madonnas. The Dames borrowed several skaters in Detroit Roller Derby's upcoming draft to fill their roster after retirements and injuries left the team short handed. Their picks proved beneficial and their jammers unstoppable.
The Dames led for much of the game by at least 20 points but it was triple that at times. In the second half, the Grand Prix Madonnas were able to tighten their walls and the score. In the final jam of the night, Feta Sleeze brought the crowd to their feet. She was able to overcome the double digit deficit and briefly take the lead. In the end, it was too little too late. The Grand Prix Madonnas came up short one point in this nail biter. The final score 161 to 160. Peppers who is new to the league and up for draft on Wednesday night was voted MVP of the game.
Many fans also took part in a costume contest at half time that was out of this world. But they were no competition for 3-year old Fiona Smith and her super powers. The littlest Super Girl took home the top prize of the night and was awarded a Harley Quinn doll for stealing the show with her cuteness. Way to go Fiona!
Detroit Roller Derby is already planning for the next game on February 4th. Love will be in the air so you do not want to miss this. It is a double header in which the Devil's Night Dames will try to keep their winning streak going when they play the D-Funk AllStars. The Detroit Pistoffs and the Grand Prix Madonnas will challenge each other in the second match up of the night. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com in advance or you can buy them at the door the day of the game.
See you next month!