I fly from Dayton to LAX for a job interview at Los Angeles City College. After an interview with the recruitment committee, my job talk, and dinner at a Mexican restaurant, I am dropped off at my hotel.
I change into my West Hollywood clothes, and my ex Lane picks me up. We go to the French Quarter for dessert with my old friends Marshall and Will the Bondage Boy, plus Marshall's boyfriend Mark and a Cute Young Thing named Jake, who doesn't seem attached to anyone.
I have two nights in Los Angeles, and I want to go to all my old haunts. The Different Light Bookstore! The Bodhi Tree! The gay synagogue! The Faultline! My old gym!
"I have an idea," Lane says. "Remember the Great Redneck Roundup of 1995? We can spend the night tricking -- pick someone up, bring him home, do him, kick him out, back to the bar for the next guy."
"But we were Cute Young Things back then. I'm 46!"
"So what? I'm 51!"
"And I really wanted to go to my favorite places again..."
"Why not do both?" Mark suggests. "There are five of us. Each will take you to one of your favorite spots for an hour, and whoever can pick up someone wins."
"Are you ready to pitch your Midwestern farmboy muscles against our West Hollywood street-smarts?" Lane asks.
During the next two nights, the Great Hookup Contest takes place at:
1. The Different Light Bookstore, with Mark.
2. L.A. Fitness, with Marshall
3. The Bodhi Tree, with Jake
4. The Synagogue, with Lane.
5. The Faultline, with Will and Lane
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