June 5, 1964, Friday. Big party in Baldwin Hills, bitchen night.
Pearl and I are sticking to our diet’s real good. After school came home washed my hair, went bike ridding, ate dinner and went to sleep until 8:00 when Pearl called. We were going to go bowling for exercise, but when she got here, she said there was a big party Richard Castoria told her about. We got dressed and went to Vets Memorial Auditorium, in Culver City, where everyone was seeing Joe and Eddie. We found the Open-Party. There were at least 300 people and you couldn’t move. The house was a mansion. There were fights going on so we left and went home about 12:30.
Vets Auditorium featured Joe and Eddie an American gospel folk group, whose vocal career peaked in 1964.
The party at the mansion with 300 wild kids, was way more exciting, but with so many body’s crammed together, it was impossible to meet any cute guys, so when the police came and broke up the fighting we got out of there.
Open Parties were the rage during the Summer of 1964. They could get so out of control… only the Police could break them up…. and you didn’t want to go to jail.
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