I went to a practice for the Soul City Sirens roller derby team in Augusta a few days back, and just being in the roller rink brought me back to my early teen years in the late 1970s and early ’80s.
I haven’t been to a Sirens bout, which is what they call their contests against other teams. But from what head coach Jason Craig tells me, it almost sounds like the times I spent with friends in the rink.
“It’s a show,” said Craig. “There’s music, DJs, beer, all kinds of stuff. It’s the only sport you’ll be talking about at work for four days afterward.”