In fact, neighbours join in the fun by either, peeping through the fencing or get to know their next-door friends by coming in for a drink with them. The houses were not too large, sometimes only with a single storey but the occupants were generally friendly and nice.
It was too noisy to play rock music, so it was usually played in between Latino melodies. We played less rock n roll but more cha-cha-cha, rhumba and sentimental music.
Between dances and couple-cuddles, the guests were treated to finger-food and floor games (definitely clean). That was how young people got to know each other. I am in touch with two couples today, who met at this party and are still together.
Image: A Personal Collection.