One thing I love about roller derby is the sub-culture’s clever goofiness.
This weekend, hundreds of red-clad rollergirls attached horns to their helmets and wielded plastic bats. We descended upon New Orleans and “gored” (whacked) runners wearing Spanish costumes and fake mustaches. Some were dressed as Elvis. Some were dogs.
Yes, we were reenacting the annual San Fermin Encierro festival in Pamplona, Spain, also known as the Running of the Bulls. In our case, it was actually the Skating of the Rollerbulls. And it was awesome.
Amazing photos by Andreas Koch (a German ex-pat!)
Channel 6 video