Kids today are all about hugging and solving their problems via choreographed dance routines. But when I was a kid, we settled our differences in the place where wheeled dreams come true: the Roller Disco.
If there is one thing I miss from my childhood more than anything else, it's the roller rink. The three rinks around my hometown have all been demolished or closed up in order to make room for big box stores and strip malls, and skating in general seems to have died out in the suburbs, with only hardcore skaters and hipsters with access to rinks in major cities continuing to break it down on the roller disco dance floor. And though Roller Disco is long gone, it's not completely forgotten: here are a few gems from the roller disco era to keep you rollin' through the afternoon.
Feel free to add your own roller skating jams/memories in the comments.
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