The closest I've been to a roller derby bout was watching Whip It starring Drew Barrymore. That's all changing come August 25th when Bozeman's own Gallatin Roller Girlz takes on the Jackson Hole Juggernauts.

The bout is titled 'Bruise Cruise' and the promoters encourage fans to dawn costumes inspired by the Love Boat! In fact, only those who show up in costume and are +18 are allowed to sit in the 'suicide seating' area. I'm guessing the 'suicide seating' area provides the best view for the bout's action.

Are you not quite sure what a roller derby bout is? Check out the GRG's Frequently Asked Questions page.

The Bruise Cruise is at the Haynes pavilion at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 7pm and the bout begins at 8pm. Tickets for the bout are available for $8 at Tart and Cactus Records or online at If you end up procrastinating, you can get your tickets for $10 at the door. See you there!

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