Annise Parker Is The Queen Of The Roller Derby

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Photos by Hung L. Truong
Mayor Annise Parker visited the Roller Derby Saturday and blew the first whistle.

She stayed for both matches, watching the HRD Knockouts vs. Assassination City (Dallas, of course) and the Houston Roller Derby All-Stars vs Arch Rival Roller (St.Louis) Girls All-Stars at the Bayou Music Center.

She appeared to enjoy herself greatly and chatted with the skaters, but did not lace up herself, for some reason.

"She did mention that she used to play rugby," said Jessica Gama a/k/a Sexy Sniper, via e-mail. "She really liked the bandana that HRD gave her, and wore it around her leg (like a cowgirl). She mentioned that she would like to come again. She seemed to enjoy the skater names as they were announced."

Parker's staff, Gama said, were coming up with roller derby names for each other.

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Bayou Music Center

520 Texas Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Music


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9 comments
Shutters London
Shutters London

This is great informational blog.... I like this blog.... Thanks

Kirsten Oliphant
Kirsten Oliphant

So glad she was there!  I would love to see Houston as proud of Houston Roller Derby as we are proud to be representing Houston!

chris p.
chris p.

Fuck, roller derby is great, but I hope she doesn't support it too loudly, wouldn't want to get a $1,000 bullshit ticket

Rebel Smith
Rebel Smith

This was such a great day! She seemed so happy to be there with an ear to ear grin! It is great to see people enjoy the games as much as they do no matter who it is!

Mchoppins
Mchoppins

This is why I love living in Houston... she's an awesome person!

T.L. Hamilton
T.L. Hamilton

I was there - every time I saw her she had a HUGE grin on her face. I think she's found a new favorite sport. 

Bobbiejean
Bobbiejean

Very awesome to see the Mayor in a different light.

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