The Texas Rollergirls are the originators of Flat Track Derby. They started the sport in Austin, Texas and it’s spread to hundreds of cities around the world. There are four home teams – Hell Marys, Honky Tonk Heartbreakers, Hotrod Honeys and the Hustlers – and a travel team.
We here at the Darker Side are not sports fans, but we love roller derby. Roller derby is the punk rock of sports. Depending on where they play, you can get up much closer to the action than with the banked track derby. On occasion you might just end up with a skater pushed off the track and in to your lap. The soundtrack to each event is almost exclusively punk and metal.