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Roller disco fever hits Halifax

White disco pants and an eye-scrambling shirt don’t hurt when you’re trying out for a roller skating movie.

White disco pants and an eye-scrambling shirt don’t hurt when you’re trying out for a roller skating movie.

Randy MacNeill was one of several people who strapped on roller skates and wheeled around to “Shake Your Booty” inside the Olympic Centre on Thursday. They were auditioning to be extras for the movie Roller Town, starring Halifax sketch troupe Picnicface.

“I came decked out because I want this part,” MacNeill said. “I’m doing what I can to throw it down.”

While shaky on skates, Angela Nicholson is no stranger to a movie set. She’s been an extra in about 60 movies, TV shows and commercials.

“I love it. It gets me out of the house, I meet lots of people,” she said.

“You get paid for having fun.”

She said she was nervous about roller skating but picked up a little liquid courage.

“I had a couple beer before I got here so I’m good to go.”

Director Andrew Bush said he was pretty amazed at the amount of roller skating talent in this city.

“Some are not so great, but they all have heart,” he said.

 
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