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In the swinging sixties roller discos were the talk of the town and it looks as though skating has finally returned as the transport of fashion for fun-loving Scots.
Special roller-themed bars are propping up all over the place, including Glasgow’s Groovy Wonderland where drinks are served to thirsty customers via a host of specially trained skater girls.
Never one to miss out on the latest fashions, The Hour sent Real Radio’s Cat Harvey to Groovy Wonderland to see if she has what it takes to become a disco diva. However, she soon found out that serving drinks on a set of wheels is anything put a gentle skate in the park.
“I absolutely love a big night out,” said breakfast show Cat. “Here is a 70s themed bar where girls in hot pants and roller boots are going to serve people cocktails. And I’m here to try out for a job. This has disaster written all over it; what could possibly go wrong?”
After being given some tips of the trade by Wonderland concept manager Kaley Bostock, Cat put on her skates and made for the bar. But as the cocktails began to flow our intrepid beginner was still getting to grips with her roller-skills:
“Skates and drink; this is going to be a disaster. I’m gonna end up in casualty, I know I am.
“This is the bit I’m really dreading, I’m about to go on wheels with lots of large cocktails. Time to get groovy baby!”
A few successful drink deliveries later and Cat was beginning to find her skates. What a pity then for the bar's stairs: an obstacle for any prospective roller girl.
Cat said: “Nobody told me there were stars. I hope they all know I deliver one at a time? I’m absolutely shattered, but I haven’t spilt a single drink.”
Unfortunately Cat’s roller skills were not enough to impress boss Kaley, who cited her ‘slowness’ as the main reason the Groovy Wonderland would not be employing her.