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3:52:00 PM Jaclyn Armstrong 0 Comments

Best fix for the Monday morning blues?  CC Music Factory's "Gonna Make You Sweat" (Everybody Dance Now!).  Thank you Woody & Jim.  When it came on the radio this morning, it immediately took me back to the skating rink (aka "the good ol' days").  Growing up skate night was everything, and the reason to make it through the week without getting in trouble.  Nothing could put a smile on my face like rollerblades and a sno-cone.  Without skate night, life wouldn't have been worth living.  I even had my first kiss at the skating rink in 6th grade... you know, the romantic first kiss with a group of 15 of your closest friends circled around cheering you on (thank you Nate, I will never forget it).  I'm not sure skate night would have been the same without the great dance music of the 80s and 90s.    Sugarhill Gang, Deelite, CC Music Factory, Daft Punk, & Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch were kept alive by preteens at skate nights everywhere.  Some of the best nights of my life (well, at least my childhood) happened at the skating rink.  ahh, memories :)

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