What do you get when you cross roller derby, luchadores, science, and vaudeville performers? Why it’s the carnival of the mind known as TwentyWonder! A truly eclectic, rowdy, and mind-blowing event to benefit a great charity: Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles. Housed at the Doll Factory (home to the L.A. Derby Dolls) the night brought together musicians, performers, and demonstrators to keep the audience stimulated wherever they turned. And stimulated they were! For instance who knew that you could create a meteor out of a few household items? We were tempted to launch one but feared we might create a natural disaster and ruin a perfectly good night. What about the battle in the rink between the L.A. and San Diego Derby Dolls or the lesson in the physics of crashing that ensued?
David Koechner of Anchorman fame was on hand to sing about possibly being the illegitimate son of an astronaut.
Not to mention what the luchadores brought to the table
or the sexy and scintillating strip tease so many fans got to enjoy.
The night was capped off with a raucous performance by Vaud and the Villains that left the audience dancing and wanting more. You could not ask for a better way to celebrate such a worthy cause.
Finally, I wanted to acknowledge this darling derby doll known as The Jeneral; who stayed behind and took pictures with several of the nights beneficiaries long after the rink was closed and the crowds had left. She truly epitomized of what the night was all about!