It has been a while and a rough couple of months. Got very ill, moved, switched jobs, realized it was quite a tough job, got a knee-injury etc. Now the end of the year is coming closer and I’ve been neglecting this blog…
But just had the greatest weekend in Barcelona with the Rockcity Rollers! It was our A-teams first gotta-fly-there-game versus Barcelona Roller Derby – Ingles de Acero.
We were 4 RCR-fans versus more than 100 Barcelona-people, so we had quite some noise to prevail. It was amazing and impressive how much people came to see a “regular” roller-derby game. Luckily our team heard us and our cheers, which is the most important (my voice is still a bit raw).
The first half was very exciting; BRD was keeping up well, leading to a score of 101 – 64. Fortunately for us/RCR, our skaters dominated the second half. It was really great to watch, seen as there were some interesting technical and penalty mix-ups, but after a few whistles and arguing from refs with nso’s it was clarified. Apparently there was also an expulsion for a BRD-skater, which I missed (but apparently she kinda tackled one of Rockity’s jammers), and foul outs on both sides. The game ultimately ended in a victory for the Rockcity Rollers with 230 -132.
Not sure how the after-party went, seen as I chose sleep over a hangover for a change. Next day we explored the city and went to the beach. . It was great seen as it wasn’t really hot and/or busy. The food was also a highlight. We mostly cruised from café to restaurant until it was time to grab our stuff and take the bus to the airport.
Thanks again Barcelona for your hospitality and hopefully see you soon!