Its rude, its rowdy, its intimidatingbut the rewards are plentiful. For those who havent been to a roller-derby match, its time to grow a pair and get down to the Anaheim Convention Center and watch the Orange Whip face off against the Traffic Jammers. Believe it or not, in addition to the beer-swilling, tattooed-face set, this type of event has quite a bit of family attendance. And the girls who don the pads and wheels have the inspirational fortitude and fearlessness of Viking warriors. For this one, the girls compete on a banked trackwhich should make for some added fireworks.
Sat., May 7, 5 p.m., 2011