While West Hollywood’s Roxy Theater was one of the places to be if you were into the L.A. music scene in the 1980s, it was also the place to be if you wanted to party and partying in the 80s meant two things, drugs and debauchery.
In conjunction with the premier of ABC’s WICKED CITY, Thought Catalog present seven events that defined the Roxy as a venue for firsts in popular music and as a partying Mecca.
I moved to Downtown Los Angeles. I was living a mile from the Staples Center where the Lakers, Kings and Clippers play. I was two miles away from Dodger Stadium and two miles from Memorial Coliseum where USC plays College football. It all sounds amazing and it was, but I was also only a block away from Skid Row where the homeless and crackheads play.
With so little funding to go around and the stuffy conditions a tiny Los Angeles apartment render in the heat of the summer, we have but one choice to keep our quarters cool: open every window we’ve got and leave the two separate ceiling fans running on a continual spin throughout the day.