Crazy White Boys From The Tenderloin Plus Too Short Equals Great Entertainment

I cannot believe I forgot to tell you this in my review post of Too $hort in San Francisco Saturday night!!

Too Short In San Francisco At Club Mezzanine With A Band!

About two-thirds the way into $hort’s performance, during a hearty round of Bay Area shout-outs, he implored members of the audience to take the stage and rap with him.

What came next was nothing short of totally awesome.

Two white dudes – one in flannel and one in a black wife beater and beanie – took $hort up on his offer. Where were they from he asked; the Tenderloin they replied.

Then the two fans proceeded to wildly entertain us with a rousing performance of “We from the Bay, bitch! We from the Bay, bitch!” for, oh, I don’t know, about 10 minutes – all much to $hort’s delight. And ours.

It was really fun to watch them on the stage with Too $hort, jumping around and all hyped up; clearly enjoying themselves and the moment.

Dubbing them the “crazy white boys with tattoos” Too $hort gave them great praise – and teased them about being from the Tenderloin – but ultimately told them they were pretty darn amusing.

Later in the show Too $hort again asked for audience performers and chose a tall black man in a purple dress shirt and tie and a brunette chick in black leggings. The guy rapped about it being his birthday, and spit all over the microphone, while the girl “sang” ‘Too $hort is in the house’ like she was trying out for American Idol or something. The audience let her have a chance but soon it sounded like Amateur Night at the Apollo.

Of all the audience performances, the crazy white boys with tattoos were by far the most entertaining.


  1. Melly Mell
  2. Hilary Shepherd