Peep These Timeless Photographs of the Roseland Ballroom in the 70's & 80's

Image via Vice

Image via Vice

We're loving these classic, old photos of the legendary Roseland Ballroom, captured by veteran photographer Jill Freedman in the 1970's & 1980's. Captured by Vice, she explains the importance of Roseland Ballroom at this time: 

"Roseland was one of the best things about New York, a real ballroom with two bands where you could meet people, have some drinks, some laughs, dance your fool head off. Roseland was a United Nations of dancing fools—all sizes, all ages, the whole world having fun. You can't help smiling when you dance; you just feel too good.  

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"..A real ballroom with two bands where you could meet people, have some drinks, some laughs, dance your fool head off.."

"People touched when they danced back then. The music didn't deafen you. There were even matinees twice a week, and it was a great way to spend an afternoon, instead of sitting alone in front of the tube feeding your face or hacking off in a chat room.

"Once there was a Ballroom of Romance, but it's a disco now, gone like Penn Station, the Old Met, a great egg cream. You may listen for the lullaby of Broadway, but you won't hear it."

Enjoy these timeless photographs of the Roseland Ballroom by Freedman below.