Chico Bar

In a small beige strip mall in Montebello, there's Chico Bar. We went after an Outfest screening at Redcat. A 20-minute drive that was enough to discourage everyone else at the movie from joining, despite the promise of fun and dancing. The club was gritty and arty and cool. Reminded me of places I went so many years ago. A Flock of Seagulls' "Space-Age Love Song" came on near the end of the night, perfuming the air with wistfulness and soaring synthesizers. "For a little while, I was falling in love." And maybe I was.