Headed over to Kezar Pavilion last night in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park to shoot roller derby! It was semi-finals of the American Roller Derby League Calvello Cup named after roller derby legend Ann Calvello. Game 1, Red Devils v Firebirds and game 2, Orlando Thunder vs local Bay City Bombers. I was really looking forward to it since I had never shot or watched roller derby. And boy, I had no idea what I was getting into!
Right when they started warming up, I knew it was going to be awesome.
Check out the fabulous referee... those are bedazzled pants AND shoes!
And the skates were so cool, unique and authentic... one of the wheels even fell off in the middle off the game!
A lot of these ladies aren't necessarily in what might be considered the prime of their lives, but they are having the time of their lives!!
And the coach for the Red Devils, was so hardcore, she was getting in on the action!
Skaters were falling, fighting, and flipping over the side rails
and the fans were really into it!
Bay City Bombers won the game to advance to the finals, in such spectacular fashion!
All in all, was incredible and exciting entertainment!!
I can't cover the final tonight because I'm going to be assisting Sports Illustrated photographer Peter Read Miller at the 49ers vs Raiders game at the Oakland Coliseum, I'm SO excited!! And a huge thanks to Don Feria for passing on my name to him!
My full set of photos will be up soon, haven't finished editing yet, was pretty dark inside Kezar. Will keep ya posted!