Guess where I went on Saturday night?
There were two highly publicised rugby matches on - but I went to a sporting event of a different kind.
I went to my first ever roller derby meet! It was a double header - Northern Brisbane Rollers v Brisbane City Rollers and then Sydney Assassins.
It was totally amazeballs. As soon as we entered the crowded convention centre hall it was sensory overload - scantily clad women in fishnets and wheels, kooky referees, pumping music and market stalls.
It took more than a few laps of the court to get our bearings and figure out what the aim of the game is.
We were informed that there's actually a 45 page rulebook and it's extremely complex - however we were more than happy to just soak it all up and enjoy the atmosphere...
And the spills...
Luckily though there didn't seem to be any serious crashes - although I'm sure they got their fair share of bruises.
Maybe that's why the long socks are popular?
I tell you now - these ladies were fast! Photographing them was pretty difficult.
The next Northern Brisbane Rollers meet is on October 22nd at the Brisbane Convention Centre - I highly recommend going along for an awesome, and very different, night out.