August 15, 2013

"Louie Louie What To Dooie"

I remember being a senior in high school, 18 years old and my best friend and I sat at her counter in the kitchen drinking tea, trying to think of something to do on a Friday night.

Her mom made the comment after listening to us complain about having nothing to do, "This age sucks". We're not old enough for the bar scene and we are too old to join the teeny-boppers getting dropped off at the mall or movies. 

There really is not much out there to do on weekends for the young crowd, the not-yet-twenty-one-year-olds. 

After listening to my 19 year old cousin talk about having nothing to do for her age last night, an idea emerged. 

Sarah's 19, just graduated from high school and is staying in St. Louis for college. She lives in University City, right in the bustle of the St. Louis Loop. While tons of cool bars line the streets just minutes away from her, she and her friends are left to figure out something to do on their Friday nights.

"That's why high school kids drink and do drugs. There's nothing better to do." - Sarah

photo credit: Me

"LouieLouie" a party planning events team that seeks to: Encouraging the young St. Louis crowd to discover the awesome of St. Louis, connecting through places and events all over the city and giving 18-21 year olds something FUN to do. 

Our idea is to help the young crowd of STL get connected with each other and discover all the different places and things to do in the unique neighborhoods of Saint Louis. We want to sponsor events, but also keep a community calendar that informs this crowd of different events already going on in our city open to their age group. 

We hope to not just give the young crowd something to do on the weekends, but to offer an alternative to underage drinking. This is a major untapped market and LouieLouie wants to help local St. Louis neighborhoods and business bridge the gap. 

LouieLouie is sure to morph and grow into a more fully developed idea and I'm excited to see where it goes!

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