I dont have much experience but i do remember my good friend’s older brother had a few connections to some Banditos down in TX. Went to a pool hall/bar one night and they insisted i go back and introduce myself and shake this guys hand. Respect etc. apparently he was in charge of all the weed id been smoking for years.
Good as long as you aren't on the receiving end of ass kicking
one night some drunk guy peewee hermaned a bunch of bikes out front. He was dragged off by his boots in the parking lot. Good to know some of those types peripherally but never wanna get too involved. Lane story i know but i was always very naive as a kid, realized a lot of shadier stuff made sense later on w friends brother and odd stories