After the Torts final, everybody was in a celebratory mood. Most of us were pretty much ready to ditch after the essay section, but we gritted our teeth, finished the multiple choice, and headed home to rest before the party.
Bobby had arranged for us to go to Hollywood Canteen, at around 9:30pm. As the hour approached, though, some classmates were writing in that there was not going to be a party after all, because they were going to close at 10pm, even though they'd told Bobby 2am. Charles Lin (from Section 1) and I took a risk and got there just before 10pm. It was dead as a doornail.
I asked inside, and they said they were closing at midnight, it being a Wednesday and seeing as how one of the bartenders was sick. Then Bobby showed up, and we decided to wait around because we knew that others were coming and we didn't want them to find nothing. Jose showed up next, and he and Bobby went to look for an alternative.
By around 11pm, though, people started trickling in. Hollywood Canteen still maintained that they'd close at midnight, and Bobby began trying to organize a mass departure.
It didn't work. People stayed. And the bar, not keen on losing business, stayed open until 2am after all.
Hollywood Canteen is at 1006 North Seward Street, Los Angeles, CA 90038.