THAT `S RIGHT !
It does, it really does.
You don't even have to be on roller skates to come to that bold conclusion. Just observe any skilled skater flowing in a zone and the music you're hearing at that particular moment will relate to you differently from how it would, were you not following that skater's flow.
Roughly speaking, there are three categories of people when it comes to how they initially react to music.
* The first group responds to a preferably strong groove, rhythm or beat if you will in, order so syncopate their flow of movement.
* The second group is strongly oriented to the melody.
* Then you have the third category of people, mostly and predominantly triggered by lyrics.
Again this is rough and general. How any individual is triggered or focused can of course vary per music genre and even per track or song in the same genre.
At average mainstream oriented roller skate venues - especially in Europe - you`ll see all three categories of musiclovers respresented in varying ratios. The more mainstream based a venue is, the more you'll encounter the lyrics and melody oriented people. They frequently heckle the on duty DJ or music selector, with the type of requests they can sing along to.
All entrepeneurs tend to stick to the ancient term `roller disco` which has become a distinctive label, leaving nothing to the imagination of what to expect. There is usually more concern and focus on the look of the establishment rather than on the quality of the floor and music.
On the other site of the spectrum you have the more oldschool and underground based venues and gatherings, where the majority of attendants demand a heavy groove and beat. These are the so called rhythm roller skaters and all they really care about, is creating energy and getting into their zone.
They usually don't care what the place looks like, as long as the floor is right and the groove is tight.
This is where magic can unfold right before your eyes; this is where perception on music can dramatically change, for the better.
Music can absolutely be the key to your salvation. For every mood, every feeling, every happening thinkable, there is a music piece out there in any form and genre that can relate to the emotions your going through. When combined with roller skates, for a lot of frequently active roller skaters, the thought and word that comes to mind the most is, freedom.
Observing a rhythm roller skater in flow motion is the embodiment of groove.
Or to paraphrase Canadian rhythm roller skater Danielle Senecal, who once characterized a dancing roller skater: "In no other artform can a human body move like a rhythm skater does`.