Girls on Film
Skate King's Cross
added: 25 Aug 2013
// gig date: 24 Aug 2013
reviewer: Emilie Devillet
Seize the opportunity to put skates on your feet and to dance to amazing DJ sets and seize it now! Open until the 6th of September, Skate King’s Cross will shake a boring evening up and make it unbelievably fun.
Skate King’s Cross is the lovechild of two brilliant ideas: hosting roller skate nights, just like the legendary Canvas nightclub used to do, and deciding to make it happen in a location famous for its clubbing past. Mixing DJ sets and a décor designed by up and coming architect studio Feix & Merlin, Skate King’s Cross is a unique, and sadly temporary, event that is worth a try.
We are definitely more confident with rollers, so skates are a totally new experience. At first, it was a bit hard to find balance and to tame the new unstable shoe wear. The security rail feels like a life belt in the middle of a sinking! Then, confidence built in and it started being easier and easier.
With a great DJ set by Girls on Film, skating got even fun! With contemporary and retro tunes (from Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke to Eurythmics and Patrice Rushen), the DJs captured the envies of the crowd, allowing them to dance and sing along between two falls.
After a good effort (yes, it was quite physically demanding!), Disco Bistro was there to recharge batteries: burger, chips, sundaes and hard shakes are all on the menu. It was also a good excuse to sit down and have a look at some of the pros, skating and doing impressive figures in the centre of the skate rink.
Skate King’s Cross is open until the 6th of September. Do check it out and re-discover the pleasure of roller disco!
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