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This Is What It Looks Like When Harry Potter Fans Take Over A Roller Rink

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On Saturday, fans of J.K. Rowling took to Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale to indulge in their love for either Harry Potter or Rollerball (though probably the former).

The event in question was the 6th Annual Harry Potter Roller Skating Night. The angle was fairly self-explanatory: people came decked out in their Harry Potter best, were served Butterbeer, and spent the night going in circles on the roller rink. There was also a costume contest, as well as raffle prizes. The theme wasn't just constrained to Harry Potter; some came repping Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the Potter spinoff that combines zoology with the dark arts.

The night's music was culled from the movies' soundtracks, and included "Wizard rock & pop hits," according to organizers. As evidenced on Instagram, they were also blasting some Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars, so the music ran the gamut.

As shown in the gallery above, spirits were bright and congenial throughout the whole night—roller skating might not be Quidditch, but it seemed that the crowd on Saturday found it to be a worthy substitute.

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Moonlight Rollerway, it should be noted, is big on themed events. There'll be a tribute for Prince coming on June 8, the day after his birthday.

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