If you haven’t heard of TBOX, I’d be surprised. But now that I’m going to tell you about it, this is all you’ll be hearing about. A coworker of mine had a 3-word description of it, “A Hot Mess”. For the uninitiated, here’s all you need to know: Cereal, stickers, costumes, thousands and thousands of people (over 7,000 last year!) and drinking. Lots and lots of drinking. This epic pub crawl starts at 8am at the Cubby Bear in Wrigleyville and goes till the bars close. Yeah. That’s one hell of a day. So get some friends together, find a costume, pick up some cereal from the grocery store and buy your tickets online at www.tbox2010.com. Read on for more details!
What do 36 bars, 73,000 stickers, 12,000 boxes of Cap’n Crunch cereal and holiday cheer have in common?? They are all vital ingredients to TBOX – Festa’s 12 Bars of Xmas Pub Crawl! The first TBOX was held in 1996, when founder Christopher Festa organized his friends together for a small holiday bar-hopping gathering. Since then, TBOX has grown exponentially; it attracted over 7,000 participants last year and even more are expected for 2010. TBOX has developed a cult following, not only to Chicagoans, but with crawlers coming in from over 40 states and a dozen countries. In keeping with the TBOX2010 Amusement Park theme, it really is a “Crawl World After All!”
TBOX is unlike any other pub crawl, a day filled with absolute insanity and an anything-goes mentality. Attendees are encouraged to dress in crazy costumes, welcome mouthfuls of cereal shots, collect stickers, go “Wire to Wire” from morning until closing time, and soak up the manic energy of this 18-hour, starting-insanely-early, mid-winter, all-day and all-night celebration. And TBOX Virgins be warned: this is THE definitive Chicago party experience; after you come once you’ll be hooked for life.