West of you was bother, turf battled over by Latin Eagles, Latin Kings, and a hillbilly gang referred to as the Simon Metropolis Royals. Most each storage was tagged with graffito. It bought worse each block. When the Cubs practically did one thing proper in 1969, Wrigleyville was a warfare zone. Latino gangsters actually stood on the sidewalks taunting followers or worse. If there wasn’t a sport there was no motive to be there. If and while you ventured that route, to catch a bus or go to the arcade, you stashed lunch cash in your sock and some payments in your pocket to repay the muggers.
You’d gathered a hodge-podge of pals, misfits such as you, who hid in books and hobbies, and nonetheless others extra doomed by their circumstances. Some would be a part of gangs or defy them, at all times combating or fleeing. Collectively you had been a gaggle of electrons in an unstable atom. Catching fish within the lake. Avoiding being caught in an alley. God solely is aware of what glue held you collectively. Comedian books. Movies. Music. However quickly got here liquor, drugs and weed; these false prophets that brought about you a lot ache whereas pretending to melt it. And thru all of it, these alluring and delirious creatures from distant, unobtainable shores, sirens that beckoned you to at the present time: Ladies.