A couple weeks ago the Hellions had a shotgun wedding celebrating the union of a lifelong friendship between two of our skaters, Killer Cupkate and Sally Mae Hurtyou. Sadly, Sally Mae just skipped town to pursue graduate education and eventually be wed to her true love, Mr. Hurtyou. As a gesture of love and appreciation, Killer Cupkate proposed to Sally on that night, and we proceeded down to the Albany Riverfront Bar & Grille for a Proposal, Engagement, Bachelorette, and Wedding PARTY. By the way, we planned this whole thing in exactly one week. And it was a total secret from SMHY! Killer Cupkate never ceases to amaze me.
What is a derby wedding?
It's the ceremony that ties together two derby wives.
1. She is the one person in this whole sport of roller derby that the very instant you looked at her, you felt like you’d known her since you were a fetus. She looked just like your best friend from fifth grade, or something she did reminded you of all the things you ever liked in anyone else.
Or, as our fake-priest,
Collyde, so sweetly and personally put it:
"...Know that you are entering a very unique and special union...this is a union based on friendship, honor, and loyalty...they may not be your best friend, but they have that special quality that no other in roller derby possesses for you...they are the one who completes you...they are also the one who would not hesitant to punch you in the mouth is you ever said that out loud."
Also, one of the more fun vows: "I vow to trick you into ill-advised late night situations."
It was a beautiful wedding and there were many shenanigans. Thank you to The Albany Riverfront Bar and Grill for tolerating us and for being one of the only places in the Capital Region with Monday karaoke! Also, thank you to our team mates who attended and who helped pull the whole thing together in such a short time. Yea Hellions!