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johnny dollar's vault

retro pop culture and various local observations and ramblings.

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Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
johnny dollar's vault resides in the basement of stately dollar maisonTM, amongst the wine cellar, tiki bar, and finicky electrical panel. from time to time i will unearth various artifacts from either there or from the random crevices of my mind.

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Monday, April 30, 2007

rollergirls 2007 season opener!

i freakin' love going to the roller derby at putty hill skateland ~ the venue to me adds alot to the experience. i never went roller skating in the 70s, only ice skating, but this place exudes disco zeitgeist.

from the rainbow-reflective walls to the light effects on the walls and ceilings, what's not to like?


photo courtesy of epmd - thanks man.

yesterday was the opening of the charm city roller girls' 2007 home season, and i'd highly recommend checking them out. the crowd was not totally hyped last nite, but especially the second bout was tres action packed.

i would advise having been there more than once now that sitting on the floor for about 2 hours can be a bit taxing on the leg bone. i think next time we'll bring foldy chairs like others were doing.

find swell pix from this and previous years here.


Blogger Malnurtured Snay said...

Well, hopefully you had some beers to take your mind off your leg bone, ja?

11:22 PM  
Blogger johnny dollar said...

ja, mein herr.

11:28 PM  
Blogger Frenz said...

Thanks for coming out! Next time you should wear the fez, if you didn't already. Granted, bout days are so hectic for me that I might not notice if someone in a fez was inches from my face, plaing a tuba and setting their shoes on fire.

10:06 AM  
Blogger johnny dollar said...

ah, that explains it:

fez - check.
tuba - check.
lighter fluid and matches for shoes - aw, crap!

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn you Ballmer Murland folks have all the glory if it isn't Crash up Derby its a Natty Bo soaked afternoon of pit beef sandwhiches followed by a night of Disco Roller Derby. Baltimore here I come...

11:38 PM  
Blogger johnny dollar said...

fritz: yah, well i guess it's not for everyone, but if you dig it, it's a heck of a place to be! btw this weekend john waters presents a movie made by bobcat goldthwait at the md film festival - that's not something you see every day :)

8:52 AM  
Blogger Charissa said...

That's awesome - I've wanted to go to skateland for awhile, but seeing the girls? So cool.

12:29 PM  
Blogger johnny dollar said...

yeah cc, their next bout is on may 20th! you oughta see them!

8:17 AM  
Blogger Jeff Quinton said...

I've seen some of the Rollergirls in Double T at Joppa and Belair on Friday nights before - not sure if that was a bout night or not. My wife grew up on this side of town going to skating parties at that Skateland when she was a kid - worked in an office in the building behind it for a couple of years too.

5:17 PM  

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