Jim Graves and his Forest Park his buddies were totally insane, especially Wayne and Dave Henson, who were each six-foot-two and 215 pounds, and ready to kick ass. “They didn't want to be outdone by some Acres kids, and problems between them and the [Johnsons] started almost immediately after,” said Jane. “As [Allen’s] limp body was being dragged away, the [Johnsons] almost immediately took on the Hensons and their crew. [Phil] was about 6-2 as well, but he was a twig—160 pounds maybe—but he was able to use his reach, his long arms and legs, to keep [Jim] and the [Henson brothers] somewhat at bay as he was trapped in the corner kitchen counter.”
And that’s when the fun started. Other members of the Henson crew wanted some action and began throwing and breaking bottles over the Johnsons’ heads. Art Johnson was knocked out pretty early in the battle and was lying on the floor between his brother and the attacking mob, leaving Phil fending the three main attackers with a crowd behind them either reaching over and smashing or lobbing bottles at him.
As for another “society,” the Alcoholic Grave Yard Society, which was more of a party group, it fizzled around 1999-2000. “I’m sure that some members of the Grave Yard Society had no idea most of their members were from NBR, as I do recall some ‘non-whites’ being part of the crowd,” said Jane.