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TWC opening for Biz Markie in Dallas!

We finally get to mess with Texas again! We haven’t had a public show in Texas in almost 8 years, so we can’t wait for our return to the Longhorn state!  We’ll be at the House of Blues in Dallas Friday, Sept. 30th, sharing the stage with Biz Markie, then Saturday, Oct 1st, we’re on at Cedar Street in Austin at 9:00 right in the thick of Austin’s ACL (“Austin City Limits”) music festival! Please share this with your homies in Texas!  And click on the image below to add your bad self to this FB event!

Biz Markie and Too White Crew

This Fri @ Harrah’s Joliet…Sat @ 115 Bourbon St. 

115 Bourbon St. is where people make really bad decisions. And we applaud that. 

Say What?!

Damn y’all!
Last Friday night at Nevin’s blew our minds. We had one of our best crowds yet, and street talk’s been that we actually pulled in more peeps than Vanilla Ice the week before. Thank you, Plainfield! You guys rock.

This weekend, we’ve got even more crazy comin’ atcha!
NIU better be ready for us. We’re hittin’ Rosy’s Roadhouse to help them throw a bomb-ass 90s throwback party. Miller Lite & Coors Lite are bringin’ the hook up with $3 Miller Lites and $9.99 40 oz beers at the bar.  The crew is looking forward to some post-show beer nuggets and crashing the usual frat parties…
No cover before 9:00pm. Our intro hits at 10:30, after a couple of our DJ homies rock your faces with some insane EDM hip hop.

Let’s not forget where we’re gonna be to celebrate our survival on Saturday night. Austin’s Fuel Room is gonna feel the bass. This is one of our favorites, because Libertyville knows how to throw down like something we ain’t ever seen. You need the evidence? Check it here! …or even more HERE!
Doors are at 9:30, and we’ll hit the stage at, on, or around 10:00pm. Just get your drink on while you wait for the party to start – that’s what I’ll be doin’ anyway. :)

Make sure you follow or tag us on Instagram/Twitter (@toowhitecrew / #toowhitecrew….duh). We’ll be puttin’ up some backstage awesomeness not safe for Facebook.
Also, I’m still in temporary “Facebook Jail.”  I’m always up for some new banter on either outlet. (Instagram: @poptarts6 / Twitter: @poptart_SaraK)

Please keep in mind that while you may be buyin’ rounds of fo’ties @ Rosy’s, the duct tape is not included. Bring your own, and use at your own risk.  **Too White Crew is NOT responsible for any poor decision making after consuming stupid amounts of alcohol… OR for simply being in college, and assuming you’re invincible because you’re parents aren’t there to tell you that you’re not.
Yes, I’m talking to YOU. We’ve all already been there.

Bring it on!

The weekend seriously can’t come soon enough. I don’t know about anyone else, but my week has been a rough one! I mean, Facebook has temporarily canceled my account because they don’t believe that “PopTart” is my name! …WHAAAAAAAT?!  I’ve been feeling SO disconnected from the world – like, everyone has a big inside joke that I don’t get to be a part of; that’s in spite of still hanging on my Instagram  & Twitter. Those things aren’t nearly the same! SHUCKS!!
I am SO ready for the weekend the crew’s got planned. BRING IT ON!!!

This Thurs. 10/30 (that’s tomorrow) is our first time partying at Skooter’s in Shorewood, IL. We’ve heard some awesome things about this place, and really can’t wait to break it in. It’s also Halloween, so we’re hoping that all of our friends from that area are just as ready as we are to partake in “pre-game Thursday.” Yup…that’s a thing I just created for your partying pleasure. :)
We hit the stage at 8:30pm after we threw a few back to warm up.

Then, this Fri. 10/31 is HALLOWEEN!
Too White Crew is raging in the big room at 115 Bourbon St for their annual Halloween Bash! This is the place to be no matter where in Chicagoland you are. It’s that big. 2000+ people every year can’t be wrong! And if you didn’t know before, you do now. We’re hitting the stage @ 10PM and don’t stop til they tell us it’s time for the costume contest – for which, by the way,  they are giving out some freakin’ awesome prizes:
2nd Place wins $1000
3rd Place wins $500
4th Place wins $250

I am personally super stoked for tomorrow and Friday, because I clearly just need to feel like I’m a part of the human race again. Ay yi yi!
But seriously, we are about to take things over. Keep up with all the behind the scene shenanigans on Instagram & Twitter (@toowhitecrew). These are usually a little too crazy to add to tha ‘book.

No way!

O.M.Gee!!! I totally slept through Monday!

Crusens, you’ve done it to me again. Peoria never fails at reminding us why we need to pace ourselves. 😉 It probably didn’t help much that we played at H.O.M.E. the night before – that’s always a pretty crazy place too. Yup! That’s a double Colt 45 hangover, but worth it every time.

We’re gonna be posting updates of all the awesome we have coming up in the next few weeks, including where to find us on Halloween for a pretty bomb-ass costume contest (the winner’s getting a trip to Mexico), and where else you can catch the party all the way up to the New Year. WHAT?! It’s almost the end of the year?! Sheeeit. For all these dates, and even more event info, check out our tour dates tab on Facebook, or just click here.

While I celebrate my recovery from the weekend, feel free to creep the pics from H.O.M.E. last Friday night starting with this one. I’m having slightly a difficult time explaining to myself how I didn’t see this one comin’.

What you SHOULD be doing.

Wednesday means we’ve made it halfway through another week. It also means the weekend is creepin’ up. Too White Crew‘s got two bomb-ass shows lined up THIS WEEKEND so we can all party together.
Friday, we’re comin’ H.O.M.E. and the whole crew be raging out in Arlington Heights from 10PM ’til they tell us to stop. Then we gotta book before we all get put away.
We’re planning our recovery for Saturday in Peoria. Yes, you heard me correctly. We are finally back at Crusens II on Farmington Rd! I know, I know, we can’t believe it either. It’s been far too long since we’ve had one of those classic shitshows that we’re all so used to. 10:30. Be there.

…So no you know our plan; and below, I’ve provided ya’ll with a todo list of what you SHOULD be doing before the end of the day:

1) Get all your pre-gaming essentials on ice – vodka, mixers, fireball, beer… you get it.
2) Send that mass text out to all your girls, or guys, and let them know where you’re gonna be and that they need to be there too.
3) Get an extra change of clothes, because you never know what the hell your night will turn into. You think I’m kidding…
4) Get a pen and paper.
5) Before you leave the office, write a note for your boss – just giving a heads up – that you’re planning to hit it hard this weekend, and you may not make it back Monday. There is always a chance that you end up needing that extra rehab day.
6) Start hydrating.
7) Share with us your crazy experience on all social networks, because that’s just how you roll. #toowhitecrew #sorryiparty

Aaaaaaaaand go!

This can’t be true.

“Hey everyone! Come and see how good I look!” – I hope to hear this before every selfie taken this weekend.
By the way, if you didn’t just recite that line in the style of Ron Burgandy then you’re missing out on a good time. Seriously, though, do any of us ever pass up a little extra rehearsal time in front of the mirror? Ya know, to get the perfect go-face ready for cameras to come out on the weekend? It’s almost a surprise when you see someone’s phone come out or a flash go off, but as long as you got your practice time in you’re golden. I know guys pride themselves on pretending they don’t get it, so I’ll also play pretend: this is mostly for the ladies, ya’ll know what I’m talkin’ about. 😉

On that note, ya’ll have ONE CHANCE to put those faces to good us and see us this weekend. Too White Crew will be  bringing our last party in the CHI of 2014 to Cubby Bear Wrigleyville THIS SATURDAY NIGHT @ 10.  Don’t be late!! Fly girls, Bboys, MCs, the entire crew will be in your faces from start to finish.
Keep an eye on our Facebook, we’ve been giving out tickets to some lucky followers all week.

Now about those selfies… even the crew gets in on the fun sometimes. Creep on our instagram and/or twitter for ’em (@toowhitecrew) or share yours from the show (#toowhitecrew). Saturday’s totally gonna be crazy. Get ready for it.

But seriously, this CAN’T be 100% true:

13 hrs later…

AY AY AYYY!  Breakfast at 2:30 on a Monday afternoon?! I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ve been totally slap-happy all day, too; well, until I took a nap, then woke up, then went and burned myself on the bacon grease while flipping it – but seriously, who hasn’t done that before? Let’s be real. It’s nothing a little freezing bottle of vodka resting on it couldn’t fix. Don’t worry, mom & dad, I didn’t drink it all…yet.

Ahhh, the aftermath of the crazy driving we did this weekend – welcome to the rockstar life, right? I rocked out for the entire 5 hrs to Detroit for a kickass, private party (by the way, if you haven’t been to Post Bar in Dearborn, MI, you need to). And again, on the way back to the city the next morning. And let me just tell ya’ll, if anyone denies their sing-a-long habits on long car trips, slap them. They’re lying! I watched at least 5 cars out of 7 rock out as hard as I was, so there.

After stopping in Chicago for a couple hours, I did the next 1.5hrs down to Morris, IL for the Grundy County Corn Fest. As I was informed on my Facebook status the other day, they don’t actually celebrate corn. It was totally another excuse to party like it’s 1999 and dance in the street. But really, who doesn’t love a good street fest? I don’t know if I’ll ever get sick of them…it’s like having a favorite food group, but it’s really a favorite way to get your booze on. Ya follow?

September’s coming to a close, but October’s got all kinds of crazy comin’ atcha! Check our Facebook and creep our tour dates tab to keep up with when we’ll party near you.

Meanwhile, I will slap-happily continue to recover from the weekend.

Pumpkin Spice is BACK!!!

I had my first Pumpkin Spice latte of the year yesterday. When I realized I wasn’t dressed for the occasion (you know: yoga pants, floppy hat, oversized sweater, and a scarf with some knee-high boots) my head stopped listing off all the things I love about fall, including the changing color of the leaves.  I immediately snapped out of my daze and totally got back into “PopTart” mode and said, “Mmmmm. This totally reminds me of the first time I hit the Boones Farm bong!”
…That didn’t turn any heads or anything.

Aaaaaaaanyway, it’s Fall.

Too White Crew is taking on the country roads this weekend. After our extra private show Friday night, we’re gonna bring the party down to the Grundy County Corn Fest. We’re gonna hit the south stage (Illinois Ave & Wauponsee St.) @ 9:30pm. It’s all ages so bring the kids, their grandparents, and anyone else you feel can keep up. :)

I can’t promise anything about bringing everyone Pumpkin Spice lattes, but I CAN guarantee, that I’ll be joining this guy in a Colt 45 chugging contest (evidence will be on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter – @toowhitecrew / #toowhitecrew)

Drop down ‘n’ get your pumpkin on!

It’s officially Fall; not only because of today being the equinox, but also because I’ve been tripping over EVERYTHING. I promise, a face plant is bound to happen – pictures for proof later. :)

The crew took this past weekend off to give us all some rehab days after last weekend’s triple-header craziness. This coming weekend is a completely different story. Saturday night @ 9:30, we’re throwin’ down at the Grundy County Corn Fest. Perfect timing for the change of the season. Bring on the corn, apple and pumpkin everything to chase down the Colt 45…everything pairs well with Colt 45, but ya’ll already know that, right? Check out more details about this fest HERE.
From their website, this fest has all levels of activities, the only thing they’re missing is a good, clean beer pong race. I mean, seriously. If anyone feels up for the challenge, we will have ours handy and will gladly help you out with that.