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The Great 80's Skate-N-Date {BU Theatre Style}

Rollerskating. Something that, by definition, I should be and always have been a little afraid of. In elementary school, the roller rink was the place to be on Friday nights. We'd check in at the door and head for the skate counter, my nose barely reaching the top, and I would stare wide-eyed at brown skates with neon pink wheels. The pink drew me in, but the fear lingered.

I have never been the most coordinated of people, especially on wheels, but when the Theatre Student Society suggested a take-a-date to Skate Country, for some reason I didn't blink twice. It couldn't be that bad, could it? We chose an 80's theme and I unpacked my costumes from Footloose just in time to load up on the red lipstick and hairspray. We were off! And I was petrified.

But thanks to my awesome date Darrell (bless your heart for sticking with me) I didn't hit the floor once! I skated at a snail's pace most of the time, but eventually we were zipping around along with the rest. I clung to his hand every round but the last and all in all I think we had a great time! BU Theatre Student Society Take-a-Date success! Now, I can't say that I'll be darting back to Skate Country any time soon of my own free will, but I am proud to say I survived. A great night with great friends? I couldn't ask for much more.

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