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User Image whitecollarsideshow Posted: Jul 15, 2012 12:01 AM (UTC)

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We love each other!! So good to be at our Utah home!!

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User Image whitecollarsideshow Posted: Jan 5, 2018 11:13 PM (UTC)
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40 has been amazing so far!!! My bday party started by watching the sunset on my 30s. Woke up to balloons and mimosas! We even did a little yoga! Then...I had to try my pull-ups. 41 days ago I decided to do yoga every day (my mantra was “better by 40”) and train to do a pull-up on my 40th. I did it!!! Top Golf was SOOOOO fun! I felt so spoiled and like a queen all day! Thanks to everyone for the messages, texts, posts and calls. Thanks to my sweet hubby, @kuurlguurl and Chris for such a fun day. You all are amazing and I’m glad to be alive!
User Image whitecollarsideshow Posted: Dec 4, 2017 1:20 PM (UTC)

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TWENTY! Two decades of being amazing! Happiest birthday to one of the most incredible humans on the planet, Tristen! We love you so much and we are so proud of you. We are so excited to see the path the Lord will unfold before you. Thank you for 20 years of laughs, challenges, hugs, jokes and memories. We are so blessed to have you in our’s to many years to come! Can’t wait to hang later this week. Good luck on finals! 😘😘😘🎂🍭🎉🎊
User Image whitecollarsideshow Posted: Nov 29, 2017 12:03 AM (UTC)

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Please consider White Collar Sideshow this #givingtuesday
Huge thanks to Arthur Green from the incredible Living Sacrifice for your long time friendship. We truly love and appreciate you. Thank you for believing in this crazy project and always pouring your support into what we do.

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User Image whitecollarsideshow Posted: Nov 28, 2017 6:17 PM (UTC)

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Please consider White Collar Sideshow this #givingtuesday Thanks so much to Shannon Samson from the IndyFringe Festival for your kind words. We truly love you dearly and we are so blessed our paths have crossed. We miss you and your amazing dog, Matt Damon! Can't wait to see you both!

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User Image whitecollarsideshow Posted: Nov 28, 2017 1:00 PM (UTC)

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Please consider White Collar Sideshow this #givingtuesday Thanks so much to our dear friend @chadisliving, author of One Thousand Risks, for your kind words and our friendship. We believe in you and we know that the Lord brings like hearts together. We are thankful he has joined ours.
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User Image whitecollarsideshow Posted: Nov 28, 2017 12:21 PM (UTC)

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Please consider White Collar Sideshow this #givingtuesday Thanks so much to Chris Baseford (Music Producer/Mixer/Engineer) @cbaseford for your kind words. We truly love and appreciate you. You are a master at your craft and we are blessed to work with you!
To make a tax deductible donation to WCS, please click our donate button TODAY, Giving Tuesday, November 28! (Link in bio) Thank you for the love and thanks for the shares!
User Image whitecollarsideshow Posted: Nov 26, 2017 6:11 PM (UTC)

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White Collar Sideshow is a 501(c)3 non profit organization and will be participating in the Giving Tuesday campaign via Facebook. You can send tax deductible donations via the “Donate Button” to your favorite organizations and Facebook is even waiving their processing fees this Tuesday! Any donations at 7am CST will be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation (up to a 2 million dollar cap)!!Thank you for giving! We love you!
User Image whitecollarsideshow Posted: Nov 24, 2017 1:45 PM (UTC)

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Might as well join the fun! Pig shirt special $25 shipped! Comfy Bella Canvas Tee, 2 buttons, WCS logo sticker and drumsticks! S-XL only and very limited quantities. Head over to to get yours! Thanks friends. Much love
User Image whitecollarsideshow Posted: Nov 15, 2017 1:56 AM (UTC)

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Fun rehearsal as a two piece this morning! I️f I️ remember, I’ll snag a little video during the next one! We did a workout then started practicing! #workworkwork #drumsandbass #itsreallyhappening #valleyoftheskull
The final curtain... Tonight, Phil takes his final bow as Herr Schwein, The House of Shock closes its doors after 25 years and we retire The WitcHunt. Every ending spawns a new beginning. Phil. We are going to miss you. We are going to miss your servant heart, humor, kind spirit, perseverance, obedience, strength and so much more. We are going to miss sitting in a Wal-Mart parking lot eating a "gourmet" RV dinner with you. We are going to miss you when we see Ale8one. We are going to miss you anytime T gets to shoot guns with friends across the country. We are going to miss you when we go to a museum. We are going to miss you when we blow out a trailer tire. We are going to miss you at our first photo shoot as a two piece. We are going to miss your goofy faces in photos. We are going to miss you whenever we taste a food or drink we know you would love (especially something chocolate.) We are going to miss you filling up the gas tanks. We are going to miss your witty jokes. We are going to miss you when we watch one of your favorite movies. We are going to miss you when we go back to South America. We are going to miss you when we see the Tennessee Volunteers. We are going to miss you when we drive through Memphis. We will miss you when we drive by Waffle House (cause you KNOW we ain't goin in!) We are going to miss you when we visit places we have all explored together. We are going to miss you when we visit the ocean. We are going to miss you when we see an incredible sunset. We are absolutely going to miss you. In the words of Red from Shawshank Redemption, “I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. But still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just miss my friend.” We love you Philly thank you for being part of our family. #byeFillecia #farewellherrschwein #wcs #whitecollarsideshow #killthepig
Last night was the first of three nights at House of Shock. We LOVE the people here so much!
I have always said T is the beauty, I am the brains and Phil is the muscle of White Collar Sideshow. As the strong servant he is, Phil was the main person loading the trailer show after show, year after year. I think in 2010, we played over 200 shows. Everyone sees a show on stage and gets to experience the fun part of being a band. For us, the live show is the payoff. Those 45 minutes on stage are our reward for all of the hard work behind the scenes. One of the hardest being load out, usually between the hours of midnight and ‪3am‬. We have been kicked out of bars onto the street to load the rain or snow, on a high from a great show or just completely exhausted. And if you have seen our show, you know we have a LOT of stuff and most of it is very heavy. Phil would never complain about it either. He would do what it takes to get the job done. It would usually take a few hours to unload the trailer, set up and soundcheck then a few more hours to break down the show, load out and get everything back into the trailer. People can't believe that we do 3 to 4 hours of work just to play a 45 minute show. But for us, that's not what it's about. It's about connecting with the audience, the conversations after and meeting up with people years down the road who have been impacted by our art. T has always said that music is simply our excuse to love on with people. One of my favorite trailer loading stories happened in 2012 in New Bedford, MA. Our friend Kelsey was on tour with us at that time. Phil would tease Kelsey and give her a hard time every once and a while so Kelsey was poised for payback. That night, Phil had forgotten to turn off the trailer light after it was all loaded up, so he had to crawl over all of our gear to flip the switch. Kelsey threw that trailer door up so fast and locked him in for a bit. We all got a good laugh out of that, even Phil. I don't think it kept him from nagging her the rest of the trip but she was glad to have that little victory. We will definitely miss Phi's strength. #byeFillecia #farewellherrschwein #killthepig #wcs
User Image whitecollarsideshow Posted: Oct 29, 2017 1:08 PM (UTC)
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T-minus 3 Days!! Tonight is our first of three nights at The House of Shock!! Here is another Phil story....
I'm pretty sure Phil came up with the name Herr Schwein. T knew he was going to wear a pig mask but we hadn't come up with a name. Phil loves war history, especially WW2. So he came up with Herr Schwein, which means Mr. Pig in German. He has had some cool experiences as "the pig." When we played TomFest in Washington, a kid was drawn to him and came to chat with Phil after a show. Phil noticed the kid was holding his arm and he told Phil he had hurt it during a mosh pit. Phil felt strongly that he should pray for his arm to be healed so he asked if it was OK and the kid said yes. The kid told Phil he couldn't believe it, but his arm truly didn't hurt anymore. Phil told him Jesus loved him and wanted him to be healed. Phil then prayed to ask Jesus to be the leader and guide of the kid's life. They were both overtaken with emotion. He walked away feeling whole.
We played a show in Illinois a few years ago. A girl came up and asked us what color Phil's eyes were then after we said "blue" she started balling. She had a vision earlier that day and was so scared she didn't want to open her eyes. She said she saw her sin in physical form. Freaked her out so bad she texted her friend about it and confessed multiple things to her boyfriend. She had never heard of White Collar Sideshow and hadn't even planned on watching our show as she had come to see another band that night. It flipped her out. Her sin, in physical form, was a pig with hands and blue eyes. The Pig has always been the Mr. Hyde to T’s Dr. Jekyll.
Of all the places we have been, I think Chile loved Herr Schwein the most. They grew up with a show called "Chancho Man." He looks like a superhero with a giant pig face on his head. In between every song, the crowd would cheer, "Chancho Man! Chancho Man! Chancho Man!" They just loved him. It opened up opportunities for Phil to have amazing conversations with our friends down in Chile. We will miss Phil's obedience. #byefillecia #farewellherrschwein #killthepig #wcs #whitecollarsideshow
We played a show in McComb, MS in 2010, I believe. Phil stood on his drum throne during a song and when he jumped down, he landed on the legs of his throne and rolled his ankle...bad. They took us to McDonald's that night for dinner and I got a baggie of ice for him. We were praying it wasn't broken. The next day, we made the trip down to New Orleans to visit that crazy city for the first time. I found a place to park our rv and trailer but of course it was very far from the quarter. Phil didn't want to miss sight seeing in one of the most unique cities in the states so he threw on some shoes and borrowed T's cane. (99% of the time, you'll see Phil wearing flip flops.) We walked at least 6 miles that day and Phil didn't complain a bit. I'm sure the beignets helped a little. We have since visited New Orleans probably more times than any other city. We have all fallen in love. Phil has decided to move down there to work with our dear friends at Vieux Carre Baptist Church. They do incredible work with addicts and the homeless community. We are excited he is moving to a city we love with people we love so we will get to see him several times a year. We truly believe in the mission of the Vieux and love that Phil has chosen to serve there. We will miss Phil's perseverance. @herr.schwein #byefillecia #killthepig #farewellherrschwein #wcs #whitecollarsideshow
In January, 2007, Phil and T traveled to St. Paul, Minnesota to record the first White Collar Sideshow album with our friend, Dan Deurloo. We met Dan through Risen Drums. T played a few Risen kits in Uttermost and both guys are each on their second Risen kit through WCS. They decided to take a detour through Indianapolis, Indiana to the Lance Armstrong Hospital to visit our dear friend, JR Rodriguez. JR was diagnosed with cancer 10 days after accepting the Lord into his life. The following years, JR's faith did not waver. He would write letters from the hospital that read like Paul's letters throughout the New Testament. While in Indy, JR gave them $100 to sow into WCS. It was one of the first donations we ever received. The guys had a great time recording and would report to me what -30° windchill felt like. (Cold, they said, lol.) JR passed the following August. We have been able to play a few of the "Remember the Rockfather" shows as White Collar Sideshow. We love the community that was united through JR and are blessed to have crossed paths with several of them over the years. When they got back from Minnesota the guys would rehearse, rehearse and rehearse. Many people don't know that I wasn't officially in the band until late summer 2007. They recorded the first album without me and had planned to tour as a two piece. When we were ready to hit the road full time, Phil was happy to leave his job at Sam's Club to join this crazy couple in a 20’ RV on the road. Also, Phil doesn't talk much but you really need to pay attention. Because when he says something it is usually hilarious. We will miss Phil's humor and kind spirit. @herr.schwein #byefillecia #farewellherrschwein #killthepig #whitecollarsideshow #wcs
Life as a touring musician is hard. Crazy hours, long drives, personality clashes, bad diets, Wal-Mart parking lots and missing home. No wonder bands are constantly losing members. Living in community is tough, especially when you are in a smelly van with each other for hours and hours. We have been blessed to be able to tour in an RV (only because we don't have a "home" to go back to) but it's had its share of struggles. However, we aren't losing a band member, we are saying goodbye to a family member. Phil (Herr Schwein) has been part of our lives for 15 years. We have been a band for 11 and we have toured full time, all around the globe, for the last 9. We have touched 46 states and 18 countries together. We have had our shares of highs and lows but now it's time to part ways. It isn't a negative departure, we have simply come to a fork in the road where Phil has decided to travel one way and T and I are continuing forward with WCS. Phil's last show as Herr Schwein will be at the House of Shock in New Orleans on Halloween. So, leading up to that day, I've decided to share photos and memories of our time with Phil. We are excited for his future and we are so thankful he has been an integral part of our lives since he was 17 years old. When T was playing with Uttermost, Phil became his drum tech. Phil would travel with the band and set up and tear down T's drums. T taught drums out of our house so Phil would come over and they would play for hours and hours. They are the reason we started watching TV with subtitles because I could never hear it. The only way I could get them to stop playing drums was by cooking a big meal. They would eventually smell it and come out of the drum room to eat. It is in that room where they began to write the first album we released as White Collar Sideshow. We will miss Phil's servant heart. @herr.schwein #killthepig #byefillecia #farewellherrschwein #wcs #WhiteCollarSideshow
User Image whitecollarsideshow Posted: Oct 17, 2017 6:47 PM (UTC)
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So proud of our White Collar Sideshow family! After our show, we were able to donate $1500 and a cart full of items to the Riverview Hope Campus! If you haven’t made it over there, you should totally swing by and look around. It is truly love in action! Thank you to everyone who came to support that night!!!!
Lots of family reunions the past week or so. Even missed getting pics of a few hangs! @kcbanddad bummed we didn’t snap a family pic! @accountingforbalance you too! @levithepoet wish we would have seen y’all!
User Image whitecollarsideshow Posted: Oct 10, 2017 11:12 PM (UTC)
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It only took a few days to recover! HUGE thank you to everyone for making Herr Schwein’s last local show an Epic Success! We had an incredible night and we are so proud of our hometown for supporting local music and the Riverview Hope Campus! We are working hard on The Valley of the Skull and can’t wait to hang with you all again! So much love! Thank you will never be enough to express our gratitude to everyone who helped us get here! We love you all! PC: Christopher Ethridge, Jenny Parbs, Nathan Ward, Jimmy Haas and Fill Wells (I think, lol) Please Share!
User Image whitecollarsideshow Posted: Oct 7, 2017 1:01 AM (UTC)
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TOMORROW NIGHT at The Sound Room! Doors at 7 and only $7-ALL AGES! Portion of door goes to the Riverview Hope Campus! Bring an item to donate to them and you’ll get a free raffle ticket! Ticket pre-sale ends tonight. You can grab tix at See you tomorrow!