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Let's Disgo Crazy: Prince Roller Disco Tribute
Wednesday Jun 7 8:30pm-:00am in Chicago
Release the bell bottooooooms! Pile on the polyester. We go way way back to kick off our Prince 3 day b-day celebration. It's no secret The Purple One loved to get his bedazzled skate on, so we enlisted vinyl virtuoso, disco don, DJ Shazam Bangles & Friends to slay us down with a VERY VINYL Prince set + plenty Funk / Disco / Soul to roll to. Pick your poison - get your life sailing across on the skate track or body rolling on the dance floor. We're not saying you should dress the part, but when else can you don a porn stache and all purple while rolling the hardwood with a couple hundred new friends?! We promise to get you home early enough to not hate yourself (or us) in the morning.

Skating? Feel free to B.Y.O. skates or come early to guarantee you snag your size. Let your hair down, Let's Disgo Crazy!

[Prince 3 Day Bday Event # 1 of 3]
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THURS - Film Screening
2 of 3 Purple Reign: Purpleflix & Chill Sing-A-Long Double Feature @ Reunion

FRI - Dance Party
3 of 3 Blk/Swt: The Racey Risqué Rowdy Bash Prince Would've Wanted @ East Room
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SKATING INFO & TIPS:

- Skip the wait, BYO 4 wheel or inline skates (ALL SKATES MUST HAVE TOE STOPS)

- Bring an extra pair of socks and size up if your size is unavailable

- Newbies, stay toward the inner track

- They're'll be a lot of bumping, tripping, slipping, but it's ALL LOVE

+++ Purple apparel, Prince lqqks, & 70's fashions ENCOURAGED. Channel your inner Prince Rogers Nelson & Donna Summers. Bring. Those. Looks. Lay those hairs.

++ Limited tickets available. While we will try to accomodate everyone, attendance is likely to exceed inventory and skates available on a 1st come 1st served basis - arrive late? expect a wait. Size not available? Dance while you wait!

+ ADA accessible w/ plenty of room for games, relaxing or dancing in non-skate areas.

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On this night we honor Prince on the date of his birth with a soul roll. This is event #1 in an electric eclectic line-up of specially curated spaces honoring Prince's earthly debut, his artistry and genius as a filmmaker and musician, his passion for living, and an ability to make every space his own in a way that defies explaination. Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)

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Questlove Talks Tells A Tale About Prince's Love For Skating

His talent was limitless: he was a singer, guitar player, record producer, actor, movie director, sexual chameleon, ping-pong enthusiast, and fashion icon. And, as you know if you've read Questlove's excellent 2013 memoir Mo' Meta Blues, he was a brilliant roller skater.

Prince's love of roller skating isn't exactly a well-documented part of his persona. For one thing, it's incredibly difficult to find a photo of Prince roller-skating. Save for the song "Strollin'," off his 1991 album Diamonds and Pearls, on which he sings, "We could rent some roller skates / We could skate around the lake," his discography isn't exactly packed with roller-rink references. The only evidence we really have is Quest's incredible story (read it here).

Questlove later told NPR, "It was the most surreal night of my life." It starts with the Roots drummer getting a text message from Prince's assistant inviting him and some "cool people" to a roller-skating party on Valentine's Day, which is exactly the type of demand you would hope an icon like Prince would make. Questlove recruits Eddie Murphy to join him, but when they arrive at the roller rink, it's mostly empty. They end up skating for an hour with no sign of Prince. Finally, the Purple One arrives with a mysterious briefcase, and Questlove is forced to check his phone.

Here's the best part: "When I got back, Prince had the briefcase out on the floor," writes Questlove. "He clicked the lock and opened it, and took out the strangest, most singu­lar pair of roller skates I had ever seen. They were clear skates that lit up, and the wheels sent a multicolored spark trail into your path. He took them out and did a big lap around the rink. Man. He could skate like he could sing."



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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, you must be 21+. However it is up to our discretion to allow patrons 18 and up under special circumstances. Inquire if that's you.



What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is plenty of gated lot parking with security.



What can I bring into the event?

You can bring your own 4 wheel or inline skates as long as they have toe-stops. This will also help speed your entry process and get you rolling quicker!



What's the refund policy?

Unfortunately there are no refunds for this event. Gift those unused tickets, we can help. Hit us up!



Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Printed tickets aren't required, but again with the expected attendance, it will get you in much faster!



Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

That's fine. But no duplicates will be allowed. Meaning if that attendee is already checked in when the mismatched name is present, that attendee will not be able to gain entry without purchasing a ticket.

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