Archive for September, 2011

30
Sep

Congrats To Our Latest Raffle Winner!

Thank you to everyone who has bought their TBOX! TBOX 2011 will be here before you know it! We can’t wait!

Congratulations to Sheila R. of Chicago! We pulled her name this afternoon in our raffle for a $25 Gift Certificate to John Barleycorn!

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If you have not bought your ticket already, please do so by clicking here, for each ticket you buy you will receive a raffle entry! There are many more prizes to be won before TBOX!

Thank you to John Barleycorn & Moe’s Cantina for the John Barleycorn Gift Certificate!

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71 days til TBOX 2011!

 

A HUGE Thank you to everyone who bought their ticket thus far!

29
Sep

Congrats To Our 9/29 Raffle Winners!

With so many of you buying TBOX tickets, we love to thank you by raffling off gift certificates from the participating TBOX Bars!

Our latest raffle was for a $25 gift certificate to John Barleycorn! and a $25 Gift Certificate to Murphy’s Bleachers!

Congrats to Stephanie G. of East Lakeview, whose name we pulled for the John Barleycorn gift certificate!

And…

Congrats to Mary K. of Chicago, whose name we pulled for the Murphy’s Bleachers gift certificate!

If you have not bought your ticket already, please do so by clicking here, for each ticket you buy you will receive a raffle entry! There are many more prizes to be won before TBOX!

Thank you to John Barleycorn & Moe’s Cantina for the John Barleycorn Gift Certificate!

And thank you to Murphy’s Bleachers for their Gift Certificate!



28
Sep

TBOX2011 Royal Court Candidate: Chris Zahn

Herein and forthwith is the official 2011 Royal Court Application for Chris Zahn, a fine and upstanding, party loving young gentleman who we think will make an excellent Royal Court Member!!! Please vote for him by putting a Like and Comment on the posting on our Facebook Page – Click Here to Like on Facebook.

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TBOX2011 Royal Court Application

Name / Nickname:
Chris Zahn, usually just go by my last name, so much easier.

Hometown  / College:
Aurora Illinois, Southern Illinois University (Carbondale represent!)

Number of TBOX’s You’ve been to / First Year Attended:
2 / 2009

Why Do You Want to Be on The Royal Court, and Why Do You Deserve to Be on the Royal Court?
I think deserve is the wrong word for this. I want to be a part of The Royal Court because at this age anything is possible. And I really, really do not want to look back on this part of my life and think, “man, why didn’t I do as much as I could when I had the chance” On top of that how awesome is it to say, yeah that huge bar crawl in Chicago? I was a part of that. Dumping cereal down people’s throats, dressing up like we were trying out for Let’s Make A Deal, being a big part of something that is a major event. It’s like the first Woodstock, only for bar crawls.

What Do You Like Most About TBOX?
It’s not all about the drinking; it’s about the atmosphere. For 15 hours, its people from everywhere dressed up, having fun, and just being in the moment. So often we (me included) get caught up in the day to day monotony that if you don’t cut loose and go big every once and a while, you’ll go nuts.

What Unique Talents and Personality Traits Would Make You an Outstanding Royal Court Member?
Other than being an amusing countdown photographer (Advent calendars have nothing on me) I can bring mad skill to any karaoke bar in the city. If you doubt, please stop by Murphy’s Bleachers, Friday nights.

What Is Your Favorite Kind of Cereal, and Why?
I have always have had a soft spot for Cocoa Puffs. Reason being, it is probably the only cereal you can get away with using chocolate milk instead of regular milk and not have people think you’re gross.

Are You in a Committed, Monogamous Relationship?
No, but I know a girl who would get really pissed off if she heard me say that… (RIP Mitch Hedberg) Naw, in all seriousness I am not, it makes plans so much easier to make. 

If you met someone who had never been to TBOX, what would you say to convince them to come?
Imagine Homecoming, Halloween, Marti Gras, Black Wednesday, New Year’s Eve, and the week you graduated college all rolled into one day. How could you say no to that?

Are you committed to dressing and acting crazy on the day of TBOX?
The picture says it all. Also carries over to Halloween with such costumes as Hannah “Zahn”tana, and the infamous “20-Cent” Patrick Kane alter ego costume for a Halloween Blackhawks game. 

Do you un-ironically embrace all things TBOX-related? Of course!
Honestly, if more people embraced anything that allowed them to let loose every once and a while, people would stop honking their damn horns on the expressway.

If a TBOX Virgin came up to you the day of TBOX, Lost, Confused, Disoriented, You Would…. }
Ask them if they knew where they were going next. My first year, someone asked me that, and thank god because I was walking in the wrong damn direction from the Cubby Bear. And for their ability to answer coherently I’d give them another sticker, you can never have enough stickers.

If you were in a burning building and could only save one person, you would save your
a)   Mother b) Father c) Child d) Dog e) Cat  f) Goldfish  g) Chris Festa H.
All of the above, Have you seen that Futurama episode where Fry drinks 100 cups of coffee, and saves everyone from the fire because he can move fast as light? Imagine that, only replace coffee with alcohol.

Do you pledge to know at all times how many days till TBOX it is?
The countdown app on my superphone reminds me any time I click on it. How did we live without these things?

Wire to Wire, Baby?
2 sets already, going for the hat trick this winter!

 

One of the tests put Chris up to, was that we asked him to take photos of himself holding a sign with how many days it was til TBOX. He succeeded and below are the pictures of Chris holding his TBOX Countdown signs!

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28
Sep

Our Cubs Raffle Winners LOVE TBOX!

A few weeks ago we pulled David N.’s raffle entry in the drawing for the 4 Cubs Rooftop tickets from Murphy’s Bleachers!

At the game David and his friends made an awesome 80 Days til TBOX sign and held it up, his one friend even showed his excitement about pitching a tent at Camp TBOX 2011!

We really appreciate your enthusiasm and love for TBOX! Thanks guys for making this awesome sign, we hope you enjoyed the Cubs game!

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The Winners With Their Awesome 80 Days til TBOX sign!

28
Sep

Patrice – TBOX2011 Royal Court Candidate

Herein and forthwith is the official 2011 Royal Court Application for Patrice Osovich, a fine and upstanding young lady who we think will make an excellent Royal Court Member!!! Please vote for her by putting a Like and Comment on the posting on our Facebook Page – Click Here to Like on Facebook.

Trice, TBOX 2011 Royal Court Candidate

Trice, TBOX 2011 Royal Court Candidate

Name / Nickname:
Patrice, but you can call me Trice or Patreats (my “work” name)

Hometown / College:
St. Clairsville, OH / Miami University.

Number of TBOX’s You’ve been to / First Year Attended:
3 / 2009

Why Do You Want to Be on The Royal Court, and Why Do You Deserve to Be on the Royal Court? (3-4 Sentences)
Um, have you seen my shiny red and green tights?

What Do You Like Most About TBOX? (2-3 Sentences)
Booze for breakfast, cereal for lunch. My ideal day.

What Unique Talents and Personality Traits Would Make You an Outstanding Royal Court Member? (2-3 Sentences) I am helpful and bright and cheery and I love stickers, most importantly, I have one of the largest collections of tacky Christmas attire in all of Chicagoland.

What Is Your Favorite Kind of Cereal, and Why?
Lucky Charms. I have a thing for Irish guys.

Are You in a Committed, Monogamous Relationship?
Not on December 10.

If you met someone who had never been to TBOX, what would you say to convince them to come?
Have you ever seen Chris Festa in a velvet cape? No you say? Then come.

Are you committed to dressing and acting crazy on the day of TBOX?
I have pictures to prove it.

Do you un-ironically embrace all things TBOX-related?
I wore my TBOX tshirt to the gym this morning. Dedicated.

If a TBOX Virgin came up to you the day of TBOX, Lost, Confused, Disoriented, You Would….
Male or female?  0:)

If you were in a burning building and could only save one person, you would save your
a.)Mother b) Father c) Child d) Dog e) Cat  f) Goldfish  g) Chris Festa 
My loyalty lies with my goldfish, but Chris Festa comes in a close second.

Do you pledge to know at all times how many days till TBOX it is?
73 days and counting, baby.

Wire to Wire, Baby?
Every. Single. Year.

 

Please vote for her by putting a Like and Comment on the posting on our Facebook Page – Click Here to Like on Facebook.  You may also put a comment below, but we’d like you to do it on our Festa Parties Facebook Page – Thanks!

27
Sep

The Daily Meal Lists TBOX As One Of The Top Bar Crawls In The World!

The Daily Meal, which is a website dedicated to all things food and drink, has come out with their list of the top 10 bar crawls around the world.

With crawls located anywhere from Australia to New York, it is awesome that TBOX fits right in on the list of the top 10!

You can view the story by clicking here! You can also vote for TBOX by clicking on the stars at the top of the page where it says My Rating, so after you read this story, please give us 5 stars, we know that no other bar crawl in the world can compare to TBOX!

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What other bar crawl in this universe has cereal, costumes, and the amazing Mr. Festa? None! We know that TBOX is #1!

 

Did you know… it is only 74 days until Camp TBOX 2011! Buy your tickets NOW by clicking here!

27
Sep

TBOX 2011 Royal Court Candidate: Julie Wong

Herein and forthwith is the official 2011 Royal Court Application for Julie Wong, a fine and upstanding young lady who we think will make an excellent Royal Court Member!!! And, she will be our first Royal Mississippian Ever!!! Please vote for her by putting a Like and Comment on the posting on our Facebook Page – Click Here to Like on Facebook.

2011 TBOX Royal Candidate Julie Wong

2011 TBOX Royal Candidate Julie Wong

TBOX2011 Royal Court Application

Name / Nickname:
Julie Wong / J.WonGGG (Yes, the G’s are capitalized.)

Hometown  / College:
Ridgeland, MISSISSIPPI / OLE MISS – Hotty Toddy, Y’all!

Number of TBOX’s You’ve been to / First Year Attended:
Four. I’ve been going WIRE TO WIRE, BABY since TBOX12 back in ’07.

Why Do You Want to Be on The Royal Court, and Why Do You Deserve to Be on the Royal Court?
It would be an honor to serve on the TBOX Royal Court. Plus, my close friends need to know a person on Court so that they can play ‘Six Degrees of Mr. Festa.’ And, of course, now I can submit an app to MTV’s Made: I Wanna Be Royal. Wait, is that show still running??

 

What Do You Like Most About TBOX?
Well, for starters, it’s a pretty, pretty, pretty good time! Ok, actually, it’s the most wonderful time of the year!

 

What Unique Talents and Personality Traits Would Make You an Outstanding Royal Court Member?
Well, the Royal Court is in desperate need of a Mississippi representative—TBOX, Y’all! And, my ninja skills will definitely come in handy.

 

What Is Your Favorite Kind of Cereal, and Why?
Trix Swirls! I’m a kid at heart-I love the colors. They’re especially pretty for cereal shots!

Are You in a Committed, Monogamous Relationship?
NO! But, I hear that you can be in an official Facebook relationship within nine minutes of attending TBOX. *Crossingmyfingers.*

If you met someone who had never been to TBOX, what would you say to convince them to come?
BEST.TIME.EVER. Where else is it appropriate to wear your holiday best and wash down your cereal shots with beer?

Are you committed to dressing and acting crazy on the day of TBOX?
100% Ready to look and act like a fool.

Do you un-ironically embrace all things TBOX-related?
Of course. Wait, why am I confused?

If a TBOX Virgin came up to you the day of TBOX, Lost, Confused, Disoriented, You Would….
Offer up a cereal shot, spin ‘em around and direct to the nearest beer station.

If you were in a burning building and could only save one person, you would save your a) Mother b) Father c) Child d) Dog e) Cat f) Goldfish g) Chris Festa 
Puh-lease. I could Jedi-Mind Trick out that fire. Besides, I can break out those ninja moves and save everyone. I told you they’d come in handy.

Do you pledge to know at all times how many days till TBOX it is?
Done and done.

Wire to Wire, Baby?
Of course! Is there really any other way??

22
Sep

Festa Parties Donates to East Lakeview Neighbors Oktoberfest Event at Murphy’s Bleachers

Festa Parties, and our sister corporation Great To Be Here Tees, is pleased to announce that we have made a donation of t-shirts and TBOX tickets to the East Lakeview Neighbors Oktoberfest. This annual event takes place at Murphy’s Bleachers.

East Lakeview Neighbors strives to improve the quality of life in their neighborhood through active citizenship, fostering a sense of community, and charitable works.

All proceeds from the Oktoberfest event benefited local causes and in honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, a portion of the proceeds were given to our local first responders.

For more information about the East Lakeview Neighbors you can visit their website at: http://eastlakeview.org

 

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