If you're ever looking for something fun to get you out on the weekend, I recommend catching a roller derby bout in Fort Collins -- and this one is even better, because everyone is wearing prom dresses.

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I've always hated prom dresses. Maybe it's because no one ever asked me to my prom (sigh...), so seeing a bunch of badass roller derby players bout in them is just about the best use for one that I can think of. And, the Black & Blue Ball last year was the first derby bout that I had ever been to, and it inspired me to lace up my own skates!

The 11th Annual Black & Blue Ball will be at The Events Center (formerly Qdoba Events Center) at 218 Smokey Street in Fort Collins on Saturday, October 8, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $10, and there will be an auction, live music, dancing and, of course, brawling.

Check out the photos from last year's event: