It was the New Years Eve Loser's Prom.
Every hard-boiled character this gritty little town had to offer was putting in an appearance at The Pint Size Lounge. The street outside was filled with double-parked, roaring, V8-powered, street rods and low riders, while the interior of the tiny club was awash in the who's who of the local underworld, all done up in their Friday night finest.

The cops watched from a discreet distance down the street. This was a box of dynamite sitting in a spark factory. If all went well there would still be a 1600 block of 4th Street come New Year's Day. If things went bad it could be a very long night....

77 El Deora Oblique Americana: Static Generator