I did go with my friend to the infamous bar, The Toilet. After entering the weird old elevator that I thought was going to collapse, and realizing that National Organization for Women's meeting place was on the floor below The Toilet, (I think they were on the 3rd floor and The Toilet was on the fourth. They had a little dj booth and were playing I think a Donna Summer song and we danced on the gorgeous wooden gymnasium type floor near the entrance. After a bit we headed to the bar, right across diagonally from the little dance floor where he bought me a drink and said he'd be right back and disappeared through into a dark little room across from the bar. I figured he was off to the bathroom. I watched the dancers and a guy sat next to me at the bar. Actually, I did not want to meet anyone and turned from him to the dancers.
After what seemed about 20 min I got up and walked through that little dark doorway and entered the infamous back room. No lights but a dim glow from a skylight in the far end of the room to the right. Directly in front of me on my left was a row of broken or partially disabled old toilets where what used to be evidently a bathroom, but the walls were removed. There were two or three guys around these, naked. I deliberately swung my glance from them, they saw me, being a girl I was obviously out of place. Being dressed I was also out of place, I saw one kind of gawking at me for this reason, it struck me as kind of funny.
But when I had moved my gaze to under the skylight area I saw a scene I will never forget, though I could see very little in the dim light. It was a pretty large pile of naked men. Honestly, as the years have gone by the memory is not sharp on this vision but I swear it was at least 20 guys, all lying on the floor, obviously engaged in multiple sexual acts. I did not stare at this either. I did call out for my friend, he did not answer. Years later I figured out why, he was busy.
But after this I left the little area to search for him, there was a hall next to this area that led somewhere behind the bar and it's wall. I don't know why, curiousity I guess, but I walked this entire hall, it went back straight for a bit and then turned left. From way behind me I heard someone walking, slowly, and I turned and saw the guy at the bar. Of course I was a little frightened but being pretty naive did not feel the need to run. It was dark but my eyes grew accustomed to it. There were doors along the ahll all shut, very old with panels and old time doorknobs. Years later I heard Rock Hudson did visit the Toilet, this I heard word of mouth, not on the internet. At the time I saw all these doors I wondered if there were private parties in there, later wondering if Rock was one of these parties or were they all locked for years. I followed the hall, the guy from the bar still behind me and the hall made a turn back to the original room and came out the other side. The light was blinding and I could see the bar at the very far end of the room, it was a very large long rectangular room once obviously used for some kind of 1800s shipping I supposed from the slanted re-entry hall went downhill. I thought it was to slide packages or something. Not sure. But the greatest surprise was when I re-entered the room and after my eyes were done being blinded by a very bright spotlight saw a very buff naked man doing tricks and swinging on a huge rope suspended from the ceiling at this end of the room.
I walked across the room and sat again at the bar. The other guy followed me out. I have no idea why he followed me, maybe curiosity as well. He never did bother me. My friend came out of the back room within a few minutes, never mentioning what was up, I did not either, and we left.