Friday, December 09, 2005
Get Down and Derby
Last night turned out to be more fun than I anticipated.
The Lonestar Rollergirls in Austin, TX are about to become celebrities due to the A&E series, Rollergirls that's going to premiere January 2. I'm definitely going to catch the show. Not only is it about skating, but I know those girls. Anyway, they're doing a promotional tour of the US with the Donnas and their first stop was here in LA last night. I got to re-meet, greet, and harass Sister Mary Jane, Punky Bruiser, Cha Cha, Chola, La Muerta and Lux. A few of them got the humorous and dubious pleasure of meeting Rodney Bingemheimer("The Mayor of Sunset Strip")and having him invite them over to his place. Some of the Derby Dolls were cornered by him as well and he invited them to his birthday party next week at Canter's. I think the entire league needs to go and crash it! Btw, he's tiny! If he came up to my shoulder it'd only be because he was wearing shoes with lifts.
So after the Donnas show we all head over to the Derby Dolls Holiday Party fundraiser. I didn't want to go to that, and I ended up spending about 20 minutes hanging out outside of the place before going in to see how crowded it was. It was plenty crowded, and kinda annoying. I kept getting the stinkeye from some girl there who obviously doesn't know any of the Derby Dolls or else she would've been a lot less stinky-eyed, 'cos you never know who you're gonna piss off by doing that. Jeezus. The Lonestar girls came by and everyone hung out for awhile. We all ended up back outside and were treated to a "show" by a homeless bum carrying a guitar who had a voice so rough he made Tom Waits sound like Sinatra. Amusing. Some other dweebs did the typical "How tough are you?" line of talk to some of us. NOT a good idea, kids. Some of us will hurt you.
Anyway, this weekend is another weekend full o' parties. Tonight is the Animation Guild party as well as the last night that the Lonestar girls will be in town. Tomorrow there's several events going on. Crap, this "day job" thing is really cramping my style on all that.