Wednesday, January 20, 2010
do you know what rocks more than glow in the dark disco bowling? why, that would be roller disco.
roller skating. the very word conjures up such great childhood/pre-adolescent memories. birthday parties at stardust. elementary school field trips.
me at age 10 rollerskating at my dad's nightclub
*sigh* such good times! maybe i'm feeling a tad nostalgic tonight, but i wish i could go roller skating at stardust again. stardust rinks still exists, but unfortunately stardust hasn't been available for skating since 2005. (no public skating. no birthday parties. no private rentals) instead, they teach inline skating. vancouver sucks. booooo.
don't vancouverites feel the need to don on the quad skates and go round and round at a rink, listening to disco-early 80s era music?
i mean, other places in the world have it going on:
london with the renaissance rooms and the O2 arena.
ireland with spin roller disco
coney island with dreamland roller rink
brooklyn with down and derby
but all may not be lost. rumour has it that north surrey rec centre will host an old skate school sometime this year.
please let that be true. then i can finally bust out the rollerskates that i bought a few years ago. i couldn't bear the thought of skating in them on rough pavement. they're not inline skates, for pete's sake.
while i'm waiting for that to happen, i can always go back in time with some skatetastic tunes.