Roller Derby Chant Contest
Pinky Swears | Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 | 9 Comments »
Photograph courtesy of Jennifer Stiles
We Need A Chant!
The last 15 minutes before the first whistles are always the most anxiety-filled. This is when everyone gets the pre-bout jitters! Are my numbers legible on my arms? Are my pads taped? Does my helmet fit? Are my hamstring stretched enough? Did I eat enough carbs? Am I hydrated enough? It all comes down to the last 5 minutes before the bout.
We huddle, visualize success, and take turns sharing our visualizations. The national anthem is when it becomes real. As soon as this is done, we will take the track and the game will begin. The adrenaline rush at this moment is probably one of the favorite moments of bout day. The moment it all becomes real.
We huddle up for a quick chant, pivot panties on, jammer panties on, getting ready to do what we came here to do: play some roller derby! Now is our last chance to share our positive commraderie. We put our hands in, and shout, take a deep breath, and get on the track, awaiting the first whistle.
That is where you come in! Instead of our usual “HORRORS!” or “ZOMBIES!” we want to change it up! What do you want to incorporate into our special experience before the first whistle? What do you think we should huddle up and shout? It could be YOUR WORDS!
To enter the contest, post your chant as a comment on this blog. Enter as many times as you want. Be as creative as you want. All submissions will be voted on, and if you win, you’ll get 2 FREE TICKETS to the bout of your choice!
So what are you waiting for…chant, chant, chant!