Roller-Blade Dancing Guy: What's His Story? (w/ VIDEO)

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Shake a tailfeather.
Check out the magnificent video below of a lone middle-aged roller-blader shaking his ass on the corner of Allen Parkway and Waugh. What's this guy's story? Wayward Urban Animal trying to relive the salad days of Houston's 1980s? Weird one-man flash mob? Viral marketing gone awry?

A few months ago we were speeding along Allen Parkway (as you do) when we happened to catch this dude doing his thing, oblivious to the world. The vision was so brief and perplexing we weren't certain that what we saw was actually what we thought we saw -- a slightly paunchy, balding badass roller disco-ing his way to happiness without a care in the world as to who was watching.

Turns out that, like Sasquatch, he does exist, and there's video to prove it. But the video is a year old, and we haven't seen him out in a few months. So, who knows this guy and can give us some background?


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27 comments
amandazilla
amandazilla

This guy always makes my day. Saw him on Polk this evening headed down to his usual spot!

Skate
Skate

I haven't seen him personally, but I love this video! I can't stop watching him groove with those roller blades.

London Shop fronts
London Shop fronts

I would like to say here after watch out this video that the sliding doors and automatically close the door anytime it is left open

London Shop fronts
London Shop fronts

I watch out this video this is great video about Roller.... Sounds are great and all the video have a good information

Maye
Maye

I just caught him coming out of the Walgreen's lot at Studemont & Washington.  Totally made my day.

Larmefcm
Larmefcm

Looks kind of like Mr. Freilich but I doubt it is him.

T_murf
T_murf

I'm actually jealous of his fresh moves.

rated t for terrific
rated t for terrific

Yeah hes awesome, if you think he can rollerblade you should see his garden...ITS AMAZING...totally repping the East 'trose

Pcsltx
Pcsltx

What's the story on the baton twirling dude on westheimer in west Houston 77077 area almost daily for past 4 years

H_e_x
H_e_x

A true American Hero.

Gloria Mtz55
Gloria Mtz55

My Daughter attends HSPVA and rides the bus to the Heights everyday and sees him doing his thing.  I saw him about 2 months ago SPINNING like NO OTHER!!!!! W/ Spirit Fingers!

matt
matt

My friends and I call him "Dancing Steve", I haven't seen him in a while, but I get a kick when I do!

Sez me
Sez me

YUP! I saw him getting his groove on a couple of weeks ago, treating the METRO bus stop sign like a stripper pole. 

Jeandeflorette
Jeandeflorette

Then there's 'Cliff', the middle aged photog on blades, doing the dance thing and snapping pics at Big Easy fairly frequently. Secretly annoying.

Ted Stickles
Ted Stickles

I see him at Montrose and W Dallas every day around rush hour, Can't stop Won't stop

Donald
Donald

He's practicing and waiting for the Free Press Summer Fest IV

Grange
Grange

Shake it if you got it.

guest
guest

i see him everyday on the way home from work at studemont and allen parkway at about 4pm. rain or shine, he's moon walking, spinning, and spirit fingering his way down the road

dano
dano

 JEANDEFLORETTE, If you would make the effort to have conversation with Cliff you would find out he is a truly awesome, NON-PRETENTIOUS , likeable, individual,,,,,you find him "secretly annoying" ,,,,what does that mean??? Is it because (A) he is happy having a good time , or (B) Hes doing something you are physically unable to do??? I would suggest you learn how to skate , it would make you a happier person ,,,,DANO,,,  

nashvegas
nashvegas

Cliff doesn't wear blades but I do understand your annoyance w/him.

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