I didn’t go, but those who did (and were able to show up for work today) say, “Good times.” Tom Wolf admits he “drank for seven hours straight,” which is probably not a record for him. Jason Bryan‘s friend (“some random guy,” says Tom) put the moves on Sandra Piha, who went “for one or two drinks” and stayed till one in the morning and isn’t here today. Later, as luck (of the Irish?) would have it, the Wonder crew, including Devon Schneider, Robin Nelson, Ed Magana, and Terrance Austin, was just settling into the historic pub for their tenth round when four members of the LA Derby Dolls, a team of fierce rolling divas, joined them. Hadda “Bad” Day is the Doll they most remember. Perhaps because when one of the WOW girls, feeling appropriately green, was vomiting outside in the alley, Hadda was heard to declare, “I don’t care if she is puking, I’ll still make out with her.” Good times.
As a child, Hadda was hospitalized for excessive optimism. Through many years of intense therapy and electroshock treatments, she was “cured,” perhaps too well. Sunrises became sunsets, light became darkness, kittens became puppies and each new day was greeted with dread and disappointment. Now, out of the hospital and saddled with crippling negativity, Hadda is trying to relate to the world that rejected her in the only way she knows how: roller derby.