Posted by: strangecation | July 28, 2009

Los Angeles, CA – Skating on…no ice!

Our fried Ann had her birthday party here, and I had to make sure people knew about this place.  It’s called World on Wheels and this IS the place where you used to go to all those birthday parties when you were a kid.  I’m from Connecticut and we had a place literally just like this called Great Skate.  I couldn’t believe how similar the two were.  Anyway, since this posting is supposed to be weird, every 4th Saturday night is Disco night and it is f#$%ing awesome!  The best part is, it’s not just like they pump in lame seventies tunes (well they do that too), but more importantly everyone at the rink dresses the part!

Love fools

Love fools

You really have to do this at least once in your life.  The place is cavernous and kind of makes you feel like you’re going down into your friend’s older brother’s downstairs apartment when you walk in (ala Greg Brady, but creepier).  It’s a little run down, but that’s what gives the place it’s charm.  It’s kind of scary how good some of the skaters are, but don’t worry, there’s carpeted walls that you can run into in case you don’t know how to stop and a center island in the center of the rink where you can crash (pun intended).

Group shot

Ashley feeling groovy in her authentic period piece; a yellow jumpsuit

World on Wheels is divey, and to match that theme, there’s even a dive bar upstairs.  It’s all one complex, and the bar has Karaoke, AND there’s a full bowling alley right outside the bar.  It sounds confusing, because it is.  This place is basically a mega labyrinth complex of trashy activities that you secretly love.  To reiterate though, the best part about the Disco Saturday nights is that everyone dresses up.  (Note: this is one of those times, where if you DON’T show up dressed up you will look like a douchebag.  I know that in these photos a lot of us look like douchebags, but I’m being totally honest with you that you will feel out of place if you don’t roll in your grooviest 70s duds.

If you feel like you're gonna fall just grab a dude's handlebar mustache

If you feel like you're gonna fall just grab a dude's handlebar mustache

I think this was before "low-ride" jeans came out

I think this was before "low-ride" jeans came out

No caption necessary...

No caption necessary...

It was Ann's idea to go here.  It was also her idea to wear that wig.  Can't win'em all!

It was Ann's idea to go here. It was also her idea to wear that wig. Can't win'em all!

Unbelievably, I think both Ashley and our friend Kelly both pull these looks off!

Unbelievably, I think both Ashley and our friend Kelly both pull these looks off!

Ash and I making new friends...

Ash and I making new friends...

So in closing, if you want a night where you get to wear not one, but two sets of shoes that tons of other people have worn, then you’ll really enjoy World on Wheels.  It’s cheap, really fun, has drinking, great disco tunes, skating, costumes, bowling and Karaoke.  Now that I think about it, I don’t understand why I’m not there right now.  Oh yeah, gotta wait until the fourth Saturday of the month.

bye!

bye!

Address, hours and all that stuff, go to: http://www.wowsk8.com/

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