Michael Quintanilla is a feature writer for the San Antonio Express-News. He spent a lot of time writing about fashion and pop culture for The LA Times but before that he was just a cub reporter on the late-night police beat.
He was stuck in a cocoon of nice-guy Mike who had to cover the hard-luck stories of domestic violence, assaults and murders. But when the whistle blew, nice-guy Mike was gone and his release became the dance floors of the city.
This story was recorded at the April 4, 2017 Worth Repeating with the theme "It's My Party And I'll Cry If I Want To." Worth Repeating is Texas Public Radio's live storytelling event series.