Much love is given the Psycho 78s, the roller derby team from New Jersey that mixes theatrical horror and rockabilly makeup and costumes with their co-ed, no holds-barred (except we assume... biting or something) roller derby team. Yes, it is true that one of WEBS (Dolly Shot!) is ref for them, but Razor, Spooky, and co. have all been supportive and loyal to White Elephant for so long, we have give them props.
Dolly Shot incorporates
Dita Von Bleed in an act
Psycho 78s, which had roots in an initial all-girl team, is not your mother's Ellen Page roller derby.
White Elephant has performed twice for Psycho 78s' benefit appearances at the Meat Locker in Montclair, NJ, and constantly have our back when we're promoting a show, showing a video clip, or just saying something goofy on Facebook.
Much love to them!in their own words
Anyanka shows 78s pride
Psycho 78s are proud to present our brand of renegade-rules roller derby, and introduce the east coast to co-ed, no-holds-barred, full-contact derby. Started in 2009, Psycho 78s took the ideas put in motion by the Renegade Rollergirls and made them their own. There are no penalties, no clock-stops, and no mercy. We skate by one rule alone – do unto others as you'd have done unto you. We don't discourage fighting or showboating - we don't discourage anything at all – but be prepared to get back what you give. The game stays at a fast pace, and Brawl Breakers are there to keep the fights short and the packs tight. We don't affiliate ourselves with any governing organization, nor do we have any aspirations to join them in the future. We don't do territories, alliances, or politics. We're derby for the fun of skating derby, and that's where it ends. We're no-drama, no-mercy, no-bullshit, no-holds-barred roller derby. Any team, any surface, any time. Visit their YouTube channel!Like them on Facebook!
WE has known Gil for many years, whether it was through working with him at Wicked Faire, the Steampunk World's Fair, the Anachronism NYC, Projektfest, or Dorian's Parlor, or our upcoming stint at The Twisted World: Divine Decadence--or even with Voltaire at the "Happy Birthday, My Olde Friend" shoot.
When he's not organizing everything under the sun, he has made time to visit us at any number of shows and keep our name at the forefront of audiences.
Gil has had our back for many years and we raise a glass to one of favorite people in the biz.
(oh, and he makes a great Jesus)