Meanwhile, at the Roller Disco…
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My sister was obsessed with Roller Disco related stuff. Since she was older and stronger, I was exposed to a fair amount of it on TV and movies. Sadly though, I have never participated in any form of wheeled dancing. So I live out my fantasies through the films my sister made me watch again and again and again. Movies like the Roller Boogie and Skatetown USA, both of which you can find online.

Of course, the dream of the Roller Disco is not dead, but lives on in theme nights and of course in references to its glittery magic in movies and TV. Here are a few modern shows on wheels and under the mirrored ball.


Garry Vander Voort

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