If not for our friend who was scheduled to guest DJ there, we really wouldn’t have headed to Springtime Roller Revival. For one, the roller rink appears to be located in the middle-of-nowhere (Yichuan Road near Ganquan Road, anyone?). Factor in the 200RMB cover, probably the priciest we’ve seen in all of our two-plus years in Shanghai, we weren’t quite optimistic if anyone would make the trip there on a Friday night.
Turns out we were sorely wrong. Not only were there tons of people game to roller skate, they all came decked out in over-the-top 80s gear. Our verdict: Go for the next Roller Revival with a bunch of your pals if you have extra cash to spare, it’ll definitely make for a terrific and entertaining night out (amazing retro dance floor not to be missed). Don’t pin too high hopes on the open bar though, it’s just crap beer and diluted drinks.