Friday started with driving from Norfolk (after Sk8 the State spaghetti feed & spending the night at Mo Payne's mom) to Gayville.
We dropped off some stuff and the girls dyed their hairs to be ready for the bout. PBR, Dubbs and I continued to Sioux City, to take care of the stage for the bands. We stayed at Rock Street, could it be more cooler?
|Getting ready for the bout|
Saturday, the bout day, started with a home coming party for Sk8 the State for MS. It felt like a good warm up for the evening.
The Sioux City Roller Dames were kind enough to accept me to their roster for a bout against Norfolk Bruizin' Bettys (finally I got that name right! :)). I met the dames 1 hour before the bout and had skated with only 3 of them before (in Sturgis). I was totally amazed how well we played together. I played pivot and blocker mostly, but they put me as a jammer to the final jam. I got lead and ended the bout with a 5-0 jam. The final result was 247-9. Norfolk team played with only 7 skaters. Myself and Cream Ur' Soda won the MVP's. They treat the Finn from Wisconsin like a princess here!
Photos from the bout by Jim Lee
It was easy to play with the Dames. I don't know how but we all were waterfalling naturally and I fit into the team like it was no big deal I was a foreigner (hehhe, inside joke). Everybody did their share playing the game. And the Norfolk team wasn't defeated easily, we all had to play our best game.
We went to Dalton's for the after party. They had 3 bands playing outside, which was cool. The Kornstalkers and some NSO's introduced me to the world of Darts. Little did they know, when they gave the 3 red darts in my finnish hands. My team didn't win the first game, even if some money was bet on it (after I had thrown a bull's eye). But we had another game, with no teams but 4 single players. I had no clue about the rules of Darts, but in the end our bench coach Rhino told me what to do and I followed his orders just like on track. That means I won!!!
|the machine said: WINNER!!|
On sunday I visited the Kornstalkers practice. Good times! Everybody were encouraging eachother and I can't remember giving so many high fives at practice before. Felt good, the guys were nice and despite the sweat factory, their warehouse concrete was awesome to skate on.
|Kornstalkers, triple D, Mo and I|