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How do you know if you’re dating someone who can handle a sordid rendezvous? Someone worthy of being your partner in crime? In conjunction with the premier of ABC’s WICKED CITY, a crime drama featuring a notorious couple that wreaked havoc on Los Angeles’ gritty Sunset Strip in the 1980s, we’ve listed 15 telltale signs that your significant other is co-conspirator material.
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.
“Olive” (not her real name) is a woman who worked at Tower Records on Sunset Strip for two-and-a-half years in the 1980s. In honor of the premier of ABC’s WICKED CITY, here she recalls her various brushes with the rich, the famous, and the intoxicated.
“Tower was a respite for people. You’d come there and see some celebrities walking around—Brian Setzer, Bruce Springsteen, Whoopi Goldberg. Everyone came to be seen. You buy records, maybe see a celebrity, maybe get an autograph, and that would make your day.”
When people post updates about finishing marathons or passing some major professional milestone, it can be easy to envy them, thinking they’re just naturally successful people. But success is less about the big wins than it is about the little things we do every day to build strength.