Modern Living: The Body Shop

What may well be the nation's ultimate singles war is not on Sunset Strip or Manhattan's Upper East Side but in Bloomington, Minn., a suburb of Minneapolis. Every night hundreds and sometimes thousands of singles from all over the Midwest jam the Left Guard, a giant, 27,000-sq.-ft. club owned in part by two former stars of the Green Bay Packers, Fuzzy Thurston and Max McGee. TIME Correspondent Richard Woodbury recently made the scene at the Left Guard His report:

By 8:30 p.m., when the band show up, the 90-ft bar is already mobbed....

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