Saturday night - out at 11:30pm to the Santa Monica strip of bars/clubs. Initial Approach Anxiety - it makes no sense, but it's there. Slowly started warming up at the next bar. No hooks were being taken. No openers working. I negged one girl and then talked with her but she was obnoxious, so I moved on. At another bar: went into a 2 set (both girls drunk). Their male friend comes by, I befriend him and they start shouting "WE DON'T LIKE YOU. WE WANT YOU TO GO." Comical almost, their friend said stop being mean to him. Anyway, I gracefully got out of there. So now it's 12:30am, no luck yet. At another bar, I go into a 3 set and start working on the girl. Her friend keeps sizing me up. I manage to Isolate her at the couch area of the bar. Things improving with light kino. Her friend then storms in "You should go. I want to talk with her." Her friend's like, "it's okay" But her friend was relentless, so I said, "You win. You can now talk to your friend as much as you want" The target was left with her mouth open. I bailed. But that was the first time I isolated, so it was progress. Now it's after 1am. No hooks taken. Walking 3 set, I numbers close with one of the girls, after which her friend says, "She only likes black guys." Okay, moving on... 130am a fight breaks out in the street as the wasted sets wait for LIFTS and Ubers. I go into a 4 set and take pics of them. I found that taking pics with MY phone is sort of a way to lock them in temporarily. They want to see the pic and then want me to send it to them (giving me their number). So 2 more number closes and then they invite me to after group thing at a diner. I show up to this set of 6. Sitting next to the HB7 I rub her leg under the table, which she complies with. But it's 3:30am and everyone is going to sleep. She invited me to stay over with everyone else, but that wasn't for me. She texted me this morning, etc. So a good, learning night for this beginner PUA.