Surrey Youth Band Jam and Skateby
My Surrey touchstone in the blog world, Paul, sent along a Facebook invite to the following event that made me (almost) get up and do the chicken dance.
“Bring your friends and kick it old style as we bring back Stardust Roller Skating! Battle of the Bands, vote for your favorite! Dance demonstrations, roller skating, contests and more! For youth grades 8-12, $7 admission, $2 skate rental. No Drinking. No Drugs. No Jerks.”
When: Saturday May 3rd, 7:00pm – midnight
Where: North Surrey Rec Centre
More info: The Surrey Youth Council or the Facebook Event.
After carefully looking over the “who should come” section of the flyer I realized I’m about 10 years too old to participate. Honestly though I think it’s a case of ageism. Do these kids even remember Stardust in all its glory? I think they’re just co-opting the memory of our psychedelic hang out cause retro is *in* right now.
I kid. In all honesty it sounds like a pretty good time… I can pass for an 11th grader… right?
3 Comments — Comments Are Closed
I was skating at the Stardust way back when it was at Guildford Mall. It was outdoor at the time, shoppers could stop and watch us skate around. I was goooood! This was back in the late 60’s early 70’s. Of course, it was embarasing when MY parents would stop by and call out to me when I was trying to look so cool. Don’t make eye contact!
Ya, it’s too bad there’s a tight age limit to it, but I figured you’d be excited to hear the news. This event has actually been planned with the blessing of the former owner of Stardust and she is fully participating in the planning of it.
Surprisingly, a lot of youth do remember or have heard of Stardust, even though it’s been shut down for a while now. I think I only went once or twice, but it really was a pretty special and unique attraction for Surrey. Hopefully if this event is successful, it may present a business case for bringing Stardust back!
The roller rink in the Guildford Mall was closed and moved to its more appropriate Whalley location due to the increased presence of that jolliest of drugs – heroin.