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Dubai Roller Derby Are Celebrities [Oct. 20th, 2013|05:13 am]
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Video: http://www.thenational.ae/multimedia/video-meet-abu-dhabi-and-dubai-roller-derby

The National featured a video about Dubai Roller Derby and Abu Dhabi Roller Derby. I'm in the blue helmet and mismatched argyle socks.

Here's the article on us:

[User Picture]From: scottks
2013-10-20 01:54 am (UTC)
Very nice video and write-up! I think I remember watching roller derby as a kid while flipping channels. It would have been the LA T-Birds on channel 11 or 13. Looking at some of the youtube stuff I can find, it almost looks staged and fake. Can you even elbow people or clothesline them today? Seems way dangerous!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2013-10-22 04:12 am (UTC)
Thanks for checking it out! It was staged/fake in those days. About ten or twelve years ago, it was revived as a real sport, where elbows are a foul. I'm surprised you haven't seen it around ~ your home league is doing excellent!
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[User Picture]From: bec_87rb
2013-10-21 12:47 pm (UTC)
Hey, yer famous! I like how in the video, the videographer kept coming back to you. :)
Also, near the end of the video, the older lady is talking and behind her you see a suited up player on skates pushing a pram. Hee.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2013-10-22 04:13 am (UTC)
Did he? I felt like he did, but of course I'm more conscious of myself in the video. The sweetie with the baby ordered her skates and gear to be sent to my folks' house, and I carried it to Dubai for her; that's how I met her. :^)
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[User Picture]From: bec_87rb
2013-10-25 09:22 pm (UTC)

How nice of you to do that!

You have friends all over the planet, I see. This will leave you perfectly positioned to be Earth Embassador to the Aliens when they land.
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