Henry: You're a little out of your territory
Rafas: It's a barrio dance, ese. We're from the barrio. (pg 45-46)
The Saturday night dance scene shows the tension between the 38th street gang and the Downey Gang. Here is where Henry almost kills Rafas but does not because El Pachuco tells him to stop and think. El Pachuco acknowledges that a story about the pachucos is supposed to have violence. He shows Henry that if he acts as expected of him, he will never escape the pachuco image.