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This week in TWC…

Drink like nobody’s watching.
Dance like it’s not gonna be posted.
Live like bail will be set low.
Love like you didn’t just meet at a Too White Crew show.

This Fri., 5/12 @ Joe’s Live in Rosemont, IL – 10:00PM
This Sat., 5/13 @ 115 Bourbon St. in Merrionette Park, IL – 10:30PM

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Ballin’ on a Budget?

Cherry Red Roasters is playing host to our 90’s hip hop sh*t show this Saturday, February 25th and, well, if you’re having problems rubbing two nickels together – or if you just wanna have ten extra bucks to pay off your tab, we’re here for you! The first five people to invite at least a hunnit (that’s 100, yo) of their homies to our Facebook event for this show are gonna have their names at the door (read the rules first!).  No line, no cover. All ballin’. If you really wanna kick it, invite 200 and we’ll comp you and a guest.

Here are the rules…

  1. Click the FB “Like” link at the bottom of this post and “Like” Too White Crew on Facebook. Here’s the link.
  2. Send a message to the band’s FB page when you’re ready to invite your friends, but don’t invite your friends till you get a reply from the band! Be patient. Sometimes we pass out and stuff.
  3. Invite at least 100 people.  And don’t invite people who suck. We’ve all got FB friends who think smiling is a chore. Leave them out of this. Invite the story makers – the ones who fall into walls – then apologize to the wall…the ones that’ll rip the shot out of your hand and pound it because you took too long. THOSE friends.
  4. Let us know you’re done inviting people. We’ll check your work and put your name on the list.
  5. Spend that money on shots.
And no, if you invite 1000, you don’t get 10 comps…but you WILL get a “Got Back?” tank at the show if you do! :
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The Amazing New Olive Garden Diet!

Yeaaaah, there sure as sh*t ain’t no Olive Garden diet, but we ARE playing at Austin’s Fuel Room in Libertyville this Saturday night, and that should feel about as good as horkin’ down a pile of breadsticks dipped in alfredo sauce.

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Ballin’ on a Budget?

Route 20 Outhouse is playing host to our 90’s hip hop sh*t show Friday, May 6th and since it’s our first time there, we gots a little deal going on to take this bizzatch over the top. The first five people to invite at least fitty of their homies to the “90s hip-hop night featuring Chicago’s Too White Crew at Route 20 Outhouse” Facebook event are gonna have their names at the door (read the rules first!).  No line, no cover. All ballin’. If you really wanna kick it, invite 100 and we’ll comp you and a guest.

Here are the rules…

  1. “Like” this post and “Like” Too White Crew on Facebook. Here’s the link.
  2. Send a message to the band’s FB page when you’re ready to invite your friends, but don’t invite your friends till you get a reply from the band! Be patient. Sometimes we pass out.
  3. Invite at least 50 people.  And don’t invite people who suck. We’ve all got FB friends who think smiling is a chore. Leave them out of this. Invite the story makers – the ones who fall into walls – then apologize to the wall…the ones that’ll rip the shot out of your hand and pound it because you took too long. THOSE friends.
  4. Let us know you’re done inviting people. We’ll check your work and put your name on the list.
  5. Spend that money on shots.
And no, if you invite 500, you don’t get 10 comps…but you WILL get a “Got Back?” tank at the show if you do! :)

WHY 115 BOURBON STREET’S ANNUAL HALLOWEEN BASH IS “MUST SEE TWC”.

Saturday night. Be very afraid.

I’ve lost track of how many years we’ve played this party but I know a Bush was President. I’ve seen a metric ton of halloween parties and I can’t think of any annual Halloween party that holds a creepy candelabra to this one. The clocks also fall back an hour, so buckle up party people, cuz we have an extra hour to make sure every wheel comes off.

This blog is mostly for people who have either never been to 115 Bourbon Street on Halloween or never been to Bourbon at all. For starters, the place is plenty bigger than Nicki Minaj’s ass. I’m pretty sure back in the day it used to be a Handy Andy. There is so much shit going on it’s almost hard to get your bearings straight, especially if you’re mainlining liquor, like E V E R Y person there does.

And I’m not even talking about their halloween party yet. That’s just the average weekend night at Bourbon. So about the party…The most important thing you need to know is don’t show up at 10:00 thinking you’ll moonwalk right in. People down south take this shit seriously so get there early. If you get stuck in the line, just remind yourself there’s NOTHING else going on within black cat swinging distance. It’s worth it. Mix some distilled love into a Big Gulp cup to keep you busy. Because that’s what everyone else will be doing. Besides, the line is almost as entertaining as what’s going on inside…provided it’s not raining, snowing, sleeting or some other bullshit that tends to fall from the Chicago sky this time of year.

Bourbon goes all out for this party and so do the 2000+ people (check out the costumes!) hoping to win the trip for two to Mexico or one of the phat cash runner up prizes ($1000 for 2nd, $500 for 3rd, $100 gift cards for 4th & 5th and $50 gift cards for 6th-10th places). The costumes range from original to lame, hysterical to insensitive, smokin’ hot to “wow you really shouldn’t wear that”. You will see it all. Here’s a video preview.

Too White Crew will be in the big room, performing up until the costume contest starts, then DJ Shawn Edwards takes over. Dick Diamond and the Dusters will be on front stage and Suburban Cowboys will be in the Fireball Saloon. All other acts are hallucinations.

AND it’s on a SATURDAY this year? This one’s gonna leave a Marky Mark.

“Name Our Fly Girl” contest!

We’ve brought in a new Fly Girl and she needs a name. Currently she goes by Kristen, but not for long. Because you’re gonna come up with her new name. What’s in it for you? A fresh pack of unopened “Yo! MTV Raps” cards from 1991, a “Got Back?” wife beater – both shipped directly to your crib…and mad bragging rights. She joins our Fly Girl lineup of: Juicebox, Hot Wheelz, Vitamin V, Lemon Drop and KitKat.

You’ve got two chances to see her this weekend, as we roll up north to Austin’s Fuel Room in Libertyville tonight and Blue Chip Casino Saturday night…after the Cubs win Game 1.

So here she is. You can either submit her name as a comment to this blog post or as a comment on the Facebook post. We’ll announce the winner on our Faceboook page. Ready, set, go.

“She had them Appleton Bottom Jeans”

After we hit up all those loose slots at Rivers Casino tonight, we roll out to Appleton, Wisconsin for an event so big, they’re expecting over 100,000 people. So big it has its own app. So big that that Nicki Minaj’s booty looked at and said, “Dayum, you big.”

Appleton’s Octoberfest is giant. It’s also a little strange – if you’re not from Appleton. Strange cuz it shuts down at 5:30PM. We go on from 2:30PM to 5:30 so we’re actually headlining one of the FIVE stages. Why 5:30? Because people get so wrecked, the city tries to get them to bounce before shit goes down. Or at least that’s the TWC translation.  But wait there’s more!

The town lights up for the Badger game at 7:00 and we’re looking for Appleton’s finest to show us the way. And by finest, we mean people with a penchant for recklessness and excessive drinking. If you qualify please let us know the spot by tweeting us at @toowhitecrew or message us on Facebook. We wanna party with you, cowboy. 

Why don’t we get drunk and Crew. 

This is a blog about bad decisions. Not the ones that limit your job opportunities or jeopardize your future – just the ones that make for good stories after the dust settles. Ones that serve up mystery bruises, inexplicable pics in your phone and maybe require even a round of antibiotics. Shit happens. And we want to share our love of those moments.

Here at Too White Crew, we like to provide the canvas for your bad decisions and judgment lapses. We champion the idea of helping you find new and creative ways to disappoint those who care about you.

Well this weekend, we give you two opportunities to call your parents and apologize; two chances to crack your screen or have the need to block numbers. Please don’t screw this up. Because Mondays are way more fun when they start with “You’ll never belieeeeve what I did last weekend.”

Friday night we’re at Zante Lounge in Orland Park. The ladies look so fine at Zante that the fellas get a little dressed up here too like they’re fancy, but it’s really just their way of saying, “I honestly DGAF, but I’ve gotta make it look like I’m putting in the effort.” We don’t even really need to help people behave badly here. It’s in their soul.

 

Then Saturday, it’s our last fest of the year on the north side! Taco Fest, like any good STD, has two stages. I’m not even sure what the other stage is but we heard it’s there and we just want it to go away. We’re at the one on Southport & Roscoe at 8:00.

 

Remember, deny and demand proof!

 

Oh yeah… and a raspy shout out to the fest’s sponsors… Sam Adams; Lakeview Chamber of Commerce; Xfinity, 101.9FM the Mix, Cupcake Vineyards, K Hits 104.3FM, Boi Magazine, 97.1 the Drive, Judge Mathis TV Show, Chiro One Wellness Centers, Sprint, Wyndham Vacation Resorts, Bluegreen Resorts, Mrs. Meyers Clean Day, Roadie, David’s Tea

NEW! New is good. 

We’ve got two new fests this weekend! This means plenty of WTF faces and grown ups dusting off dance moves that they thought were closeted forever (“fo’evuh, fo’evuh evuh?”). Friday’s show is at the Forest Park Music Fest and will be “all ages appropriate” so it’s shorty friendly. It’s right on Roosevelt Rd. and we’re on the east stage from 8-10PM. We’ll be heading to Doc Ryan’s to throw down after the show.

 

Saturday night is gonna snap like Rice Krispies. Plainfield always shows us mad love and now we’re playing their annual summer bash. Our homies the Modern Day Romeos are opening for us and we’re all wrecking shop in the beer garden. Which means it’s not all ages. Which means we get to throw DOWWWWWWWN. After party at MoeJoe’s!

Fri @ Nevin’s & Sat @ Crusens!

Size doesn’t matter! Come see us wreck shop on a stage the size of a laundry token! 

Then Saturday, it’s our most triumphant return to Peoria! See you at Berlin for the after party…