Rollerdisco at Sea and Crystal Lounge
Get your skates at the ready folks as Rollerdisco rolls into town. If the shrieks and screams of people passing their colourful street posters is an indication of the overall excitement, then expect to see many grown-ups taking over Glasgow’s skate parks in the next few months, getting in some much needed practice. This new venture is the brainchild of Billy Milligan, who runs scratch ceilidh night Fling, and his partner, the man behind the hugely successful Headphone Disco (Silent Disco).
Milligan felt that this project seemed like the next logical progression for the duo. ‘The club nights that we do are new and innovative and this just seemed like the next new thing,’ he says. ‘It’s something we’ve been toying with for a while so we just looked into getting the skates and went for it. I think the roller disco revival has been due for a while.’
The weekly disco will take place every Thursday at the newly refurbished Sea and Crystal Lounge (the old Destiny) and patrons can either bring along their own skates or hire one of the 400 pairs at the venue. There are two types of skates for hire; the old school roller skates you can secure any trainer on to with a metal plate and straps as well as about 100 pairs of blades. As Milligan confirms, the music will be a mixed affair: ‘There will be anthems past and present. The classic roller disco anthems of the 70s and 80s and some newer student friendly music.’ (Sandra Marron)
Sea and Crystal Lounge, Glasgow, Thursdays