Mike, in those times things were great for teens in LA. As an early teen, pre- 15 most ofmy adventures were bipedal.After the PAL Hop if I had some change in my pocket I would walk down through the combat zone alone and watch the drunks and highs interacting fascinated by the Harley's,and Indian's lined up in front of the bars. Not once was I concerned about confrontation it was just an chance to conduct a study of the local wildlife in their natural habitat then stopping at Howdy's Beef Burgers for a cheese burger small fry and soda and get change back from my dollar. Budget for a weekend of fun Pack of Luck Strikes .28 cents...admission to the PAL Hop .50 cents ... late supper at Howdy's .80 cents.... a movie at the Ritz Theater Saturday afternoon .25 cents. Less than 2 bucks and left me plenty of cash left from my lawn mowing,snow shoveling etc money to finance the up coming school week. My first concert was Jimi Hendrix Experience I think that was back on March 16, 1968 admission $2.50 advance $3.00 at the door.
Over 7,000 party goers in attendance in a venue where 4,000 was max capacity. When in college at USM in the early 70's we were treated to Chicago, Zappa and the Mothers, ShaNaNa and many more.