This Saturday night, the East Bay Rats Motorcycle Club are holding their annual Fight Party. Already a legend in the Bay Area underground, this year’s event promises to be bigger than ever before, thanks to the increased size of its home at the new NIMBY space.
Organizers promise two full-size boxing rings and an MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) ring for your pugilistic pleasure, as well as a full night’s lineup of musical entertainment, burlesque, stunt riding and fire art, the latter courtesy of acclaimed East Bay fire art collective THERM.
photo by Craig Morse
As always, the braver or more foolhardy attendees are invited to step into the ring and test their mettle against a friend or other willing adversary. (Note that, for safety, all bouts are gloved and fully officiated.) Women are especially encouraged to participate, and regularly do. And given that this is an MC-hosted event, be sure to keep an eye out for prospect fights, which can be especially… memorable.
For the uninitiated, here are a couple of videos of past Fight Parties as well as a Yelp review.