Greeting guests is the evening's host, Pat Kirkwood, a lanky 72-year-old whose black suit, black shirt, black tie, and black alligator shoes are a startling contrast to his pale pink skin and snow-white ponytail and matching beard.
The cover charge was one dollar.
My step-grandfather worked for the construction company that was building what was to become One Main Place, as it was known in the 1970's, when my folks picked him up from work periodically, we drove right by it, although I was about seven years old at the time.
If he's going to go, he figured, he may as well have one last fling with the friends and acquaintances who made his nightclub chain, the Cellar, the coolest in Texas.
Whenever the red light on the ceiling started flashing and the band shifted into the theme from the Mickey Mouse Club , it meant the cops were on their way.