Un Conversación con un Toro

Starting tomorrow, rollergirls from all over the country will be on roadtrips, getting on planes, and otherwise getting ready for the greatly looked forward to event, the NOLA Bulls Encierro.

I had the chance to speak with TXRG Rec League skater, Chile Con Concussion about the event. She kindly answered my questions, and this is what she had to say…


1. How did you first hear about NOLA Bulls?

I want to say that someone posted a video of the event on our yahoo group and from there I was instantly intrigued. What really caught my attention was that I recognized one of our own rec girls at the time. Vargas Grrl was in it. I talked to her about it and knew I must go. There was talk about bringing the event to Austin, but after going and being in the event it was pretty clear that this was something you could not replicate and could only be experienced in New Orleans.


2. What year was your first Encenierro?


4. How do you feel it has changed over the years?

It’s gotten bigger and better every year.

5. What is your favorite part of NOLA Bulls?

This is a really tough one for me. Everything from the preparation of costume and horns the months before, to the road trip with amazing women, to the actual run itself. If I had to pick just one thing, it would be the run. It starts at the time we leave the hotel in our costumes to the time we take off our skates after. I’ve never experienced a high like this in my life. First, you’re excited, you’re anxious, you’re nervous. The horn blows, and you’re off. Slow at first, trying to be nice. Baby taps on the bum. Then you pick up speed and really get the hang of it. Next thing you know, people are screaming with joy (mostly) after you wail on them. Men try to jump like gazelles into the air to avoid your swing, but seriously, there’s no escape. At the end you’re hot and sweaty, you’re still excited, you’re thirsty, you’re victorious. It’s like being a rock star, people are thanking you for beating their ass. They are asking you for more on the streets afterwards, they want a picture with you, “The Bull”. Then they buy you brunch. Best day EVER.

Photos generously shared by Chile!

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