Tons of fun, right?
I rallied up the gals. Some flaked. You know who you are. I came away with 2 troopers who were down for the cause. Hey Tiff & Coco.
Over the top, but that’s ok. When I do it, I do it big. You should try it some time.
Sidebar: I was the only one dressed up. Ask me if I care.
Upon our arrival, we had to sign a waiver. Here’s why:
Good Units (the venue) does not want to be liable for any injuries that may occur at this event. Good Units is an event space. Not an official skating rink. (I don’t think there’s a roller skating rink in Manhattan.) There’s an open bar. The liquor is a flowin. There are people who don’t know how to skate. Not me. I’m a pro. I own skates. Pink ones with glitter foam letters attached that read “No Skating Allowed” (#greekpun) Been doing this since I was 5. Yep. I had those Fisher Price adjustable joints. Don’t Play!
So the waiver… we have alcohol, non-skaters, strobe lights, uneven pavement /stairs & drinking in the “rink” meaning wet floors thanks to the non-skaters. NO MOP in sight. Oh wait, there was a mop. We used it for the limbo contest. Bwahhhhhhh! Sign your life away and the good people at Good Units ain’t responsible.
Me to the person standing in front holding up the line because they were actually reading the waiver: “Yooo! What’s the hold up? Sign me up! They playing my sooooong!!”
Which brings me to my next topic… the DJ.
If you ain’t familiar with DJ Jazzy Jeff, Kill Yo Self! He started his set with the theme song from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. Raise your hand if you don’t know the words to that? I’ll wait.
I started to plot in my head how I was going to get past Jazzy’s camp and steal his laptop. Seriously. If it was a hit in the 80’s/90’s, he played it. From New Kids on the Block to Tone-Loc. We’d be here all day if I listed all the records he played. Ok, I’ll say a few more… Aerosmith, Phil Collins, Niravana ("Feels like Teen Spirit"), MJ, Prince, Sir Mix A Lot, Young MC, MC Hammer, Rob Base, KRS-1, Slick Rick, JJ FAD ("Supersonic"), Montell Jordan, Salt & Pepa, Run DMC & Bon Jovi. “Living on a Prayer” is my SH*T. “Oh Mickey You So Fine, You So Fine You Blow My Mind!” Yes. All of that! He ended his set with the theme-song to CHEERS!!
*drops the mic*
I was dancing non-stop. Drink in hand. In skates. While hoola hooping. I kid you not. I was in my element.
At the end of the night, I came away with a few goodies.
All in this handy SOUL GLO tote.
If that ain’t 80’s, I’m not sure what is.
If you know me well, you know I’m a true die-hard 80’s baby. If you didn’t know, now you know.
Thanks for listening!