Donna Summer Memorial Roller Disco Dance Party

As the sun set on the work week and there was an imminent need to unwind, roller skates were strapped on and the disco lovers of Boston descended upon City Hall to blow off some steam at the second annual, “A Celebration of Summer: The Donna Summer Memorial Roller Disco Tribute Party,” which took over City Hall Plaza Friday, June 19th from 6 – 10 pm.

The dance party, which was sponsored by Together Boston and The Mass Cultural Council, was created in part to raise awareness of the efforts to build a permanent Donna Summer Memorial in Dorchester, according to the press release.   But, it wasn’t just disco dancing.  Yes, there was a mobile dance floor, but there was also a roller skating rink, interactive art, coloured lights, food, live performances, drag queens, retro fashion, crazy wigs, sequins and lots and lots of disco and Donna Summer.  For four solid hours the music was thumping, the night was young and the disco never stopped.  Judging by the number of people I saw in attendance I think the event was a huge success, and I think that Donna Summer would have thought so as well.