The Ballad of Unofficial Halloween

I would like to start off by thanking everyone who made this year’s “Unofficial” Halloween a success. This year’s event promotion numbers were through the roof, the giveaways were well received, and the party at Pinch was insane. I won’t be able to compile the…

Overly Dramatic Clarification

I was informed that some comments that I made this week on the Soberly Intoxicated Twitter account regarding the Lil Wayne performance hurt the feeling of Levels top dog, Greg Knoob. Well, too bad.  The truth hurts doesn’t it? As a matter of fact, I…

Raunergate

Recently word came out that Southern Illinois University had plans to bring in Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner as a keynote speaker for graduation. In most cases this would be seen as a positive move by SIU but in this particular case, Gov. Rauner has purposed massive…

Shattered Perception

Over the years of running Soberly Intoxicated, I’ve noticed a common misconception whenever it came to my brand. Due to the subject matter that we specialize in, people feel that I’m either a college dropout that couldn’t make it in the “real world” or someone…

Transitioning From College Student To Business Professional

Every year around graduation time, college students try to “cleanse” their social media in order to look more professional to potential employers. The exercise itself is a good one, but it’s something that should be practiced throughout college not just at the very end. There’s…

The House Party Company

Back in 2009, I was approached by a certain bar owner and manager (I won’t name either) in regards to opening a house party company.  By company, I mean a regularly held house party, but with professionally trained bartenders and staff running it. So essentially…

Levels of Sanity

I’ve said for the beginning that I’m going to be straight forward with this blog. Ever since Soberly Intoxicated was started, that is one promise that I’ve focused on keeping. So with that said, here are my thoughts on Levels booking Lil Wayne for 4/20….

Lil Wayne Album Release Party

CIL announced on Wednesday that Lil Wayne would be playing a CD release party at Levels in Carbondale. One would think that such a big name would bring a lot of publicity with it, not so.  Most the the comments that I read seem to…

Tour De Carbondale (Spring 2015)

This semester’s Tour De Carbondale has been set for Saturday, April 18. As many of you already know, but for those who haven’t experienced the chaotic event before, the Tour is basically the equivalent of a bar crawl on bikes, with house parties taking the…

An “Unofficial” State of Affairs

I’ve been fielding questions about the date of “Unofficial” Saint Patrick’s Day for several weeks now, and up until now I didn’t really have a solid answer to reply with.  The decision has been made to forego the “Unofficial” Saint Patrick’s Day event this year…