Seeing Whip It is high on our to do list, though with our own bridal party happening on Sunday, it’s not gonna happen anytime soon. Our one and only introduction to roller girls was this past summer when we were in New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail. It also happened to coincide with the Running of the Bulls N’Awlins style. In this annual run through the French Quarter, the bulls are replaced by roller derby girls wearing bull horns, dressed in red and carrying large paddles. As it kicked off at 7 am, we missed the official Running of the Bulls, but we did see a stray roller girl “bull” or two. And what a sight they were! Not since Tomb Raider have we seen such bad ass chicks who were feminine, strong and sexy all at the same time.
Check out this video of the New Orleans Running of the Bulls/Roller Girl style. The girls don’t make an appearance until about 2:30 seconds in, so you’ll want to fast forward a bit.