When Sheryl Crow sang "This ain't no disco, and it ain't no country club either" in her annoyingly infectious song "All I Wanna Do," she could have been singing about the Treasure Valley Roller Girls. These hard-hitting ladies take the sport of skating out of the rainbow tube top, Olivia Newton John genre and bring it into the rough-and-tumble (and exceptionally entertaining) sport of roller derby.
The Roller Girls will kick off their fifth season Saturday, April 28, at CenturyLink Arena. On account of the Roller Girls' uber-popular venue mates the Idaho Steelheads making the playoffs, the opening day got bumped a week.
But now the rollers are ready to get into the rink in a double header against the Portneuf Valley Bruisers from Pocatello and Blitzkrieg Bruisers from Seattle.
Not only will attending the fantastically named Power to the Rolletariat event net you some stellar entertainment, but you can find comfort in knowing your dollars will be recycled in the community. The girls will continue in their dedication to charity and volunteerism by donating a portion of the proceeds from the event to Think Boise First and its 20x20 campaign, which, according to its website, "Is a program of Sustainable Community Connections designed to help promote a shift in 20 percent local and sustainable action by the year 2020. These actions will help contribute to the development of more sustainable communities in the Treasure Valley."
Tickets for Power to the Rollertariat are available online at treasurevalleyrollergirls.net, The Record Exchange, Thomas Hammer Coffee and Reggie's Veggies.