TBOX in 2000

TBOX #5 – The Wilderness Years (2000)

Compared to December 1999, things kind of sucked for me a year later. I was working 14-hour days for the now-struggling dot-com in the least exciting place in the world at the time, San Jose, California. The girl was gone, and I was getting to come home to Chicago less and less. But emails started to trickle in, saying… HEY FESTA, WHAT DAY IS TBOX? So the show had to go on.

TBOX in 2000
TBOX #5 in the Year 2000 at Goose Island Brewpub, Wrigleyville

I made one trip home in November to set things up and used this other new thing called “EVITE” to spread the word. Then I flew back in the day before, and we ended up topping 950 people. TBOX had started taking on a life of its own. And yes, we were still writing the numbers on everyone’s hands, which by this time was growing tedious for me. And, I had to fly back to California Monday, and leave all the memories behind, again, not knowing what the future would hold.

Friends of Mr. Festa at TBOX #5 in 2000
Friends of Mr. Festa at TBOX #5 in 2000

 

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