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Connor Barwin's Epic Goodbye Bash

Connor Barwin's goodbye bash turns into a near rave: Texans stars, celeb chefs & rappers party

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2, Connor Barwin farewell party, April 2013, Connor Barwin, Dawn Fudge, Owen Daniels
Connor Barwin, from left, Dawn Fudge and Owen Daniels at the Last Concert for Barwin's farewell bash. Photo by © Eric Hester
13, Connor Barwin farewell party, April 2013, Earphunk show at Last Concert Cafe
The Earphunk show had 'em jiving at Connor Barwin's farewell blast at the Last Concert Cafe. Photo by Samantha Hoffer
7, Connor Barwin farewell party, April 2013, Lesley Vandiver, Jennifer Rosenbaum
Lesley Vandiver, left, and Jennifer Rosenbaum rocking at Connor Barwin's farewell bash. Photo by © Eric Hester
6, Connor Barwin farewell party, April 2013, Eric Winston, Owen Daniels
Eric Winston, left, and Owen Daniels at Connor Barwin's farewell bash. Photo by © Eric Hester
11, Connor Barwin farewell party, April 2013, Ryan Lachaine, Chris Shepherd, Lyle Bento
Ryan Lachaine, from left, chef Chris Shepherd and Lyle Bento at Connor Barwin's farewell bash. Photo by © Eric Hester
10, Connor Barwin farewell party, April 2013, Pat McGinn, Chris Losee
Pat McGinn, left, and Chris Losee at Connor Barwin's farewell bash. Photo by © Eric Hester
1, Connor Barwin farewell party, April 2013, Bob Schultz, Lane Schultz
Bob and Lane Schultz at Connor Barwin's farewell bash. Photo by © 2012 Eric Hester
3, Connor Barwin farewell party, April 2013, Connor Barwin, Mark Sullivan
Connor Barwin, left, and Mark Sullivan at Connor Barwin's farewell bash. Photo by © Eric Hester
8, Connor Barwin farewell party, April 2013, Lorena Tezcucano, Oscar Aguilar
Lorena Tezcucano and Oscar Aguilar at Connor Barwin's farewell bash. Photo by © Eric Hester
4, Connor Barwin farewell party, April 2013, Dawn Fudge, Lonnie Schiller
Dawn Fudge and Lonnie Schiller at Connor Barwin's farewell bash. Photo by © Eric Hester
5, Connor Barwin farewell party, April 2013, Dr. James Muntz, Anne Muntz
Dr. Jim and Anne Muntz at Connor Barwin's farewell bash. Photo by © Eric Hester
9, Connor Barwin farewell party, April 2013, Marika Horn, Jack Highberger
Marika Horn and Jack Highberger at Connor Barwin's farewell bash. Photo by © Eric Hester
2, Connor Barwin farewell party, April 2013, Connor Barwin, Dawn Fudge, Owen Daniels
13, Connor Barwin farewell party, April 2013, Earphunk show at Last Concert Cafe
7, Connor Barwin farewell party, April 2013, Lesley Vandiver, Jennifer Rosenbaum
6, Connor Barwin farewell party, April 2013, Eric Winston, Owen Daniels
11, Connor Barwin farewell party, April 2013, Ryan Lachaine, Chris Shepherd, Lyle Bento
10, Connor Barwin farewell party, April 2013, Pat McGinn, Chris Losee
1, Connor Barwin farewell party, April 2013, Bob Schultz, Lane Schultz
3, Connor Barwin farewell party, April 2013, Connor Barwin, Mark Sullivan
8, Connor Barwin farewell party, April 2013, Lorena Tezcucano, Oscar Aguilar
4, Connor Barwin farewell party, April 2013, Dawn Fudge, Lonnie Schiller
5, Connor Barwin farewell party, April 2013, Dr. James Muntz, Anne Muntz
9, Connor Barwin farewell party, April 2013, Marika Horn, Jack Highberger

As his departure for the Philadelphia Eagles nears, Connor Barwin fans are singing the blues all over town. But Saturday night, spirits ran high as Mark Sullivan and Dawn Fudge hosted a TexMex/tequila-infused going-away party at Dawn's Last Concert Cafe.

The powerhouse turnout came from all corners of the city with the likes of Bun B, Underbelly chef Chris Shepherd and Texans teammate T.J. Yates celebrating or rather bemoaning Barwin's departure. Even the linebacker's parents, Peggy Bailey and Tom Barwin, flew in from Sarasota, Fla., for the festivities.

The party crowd knocked back Pura Vida margaritas, grazed through the buffet and grooved to the sounds of New Orleans rockers Earphunk. Reports are that a rave-like atmosphere prevailed as the band blasted and barefoot guests hit the sandpit to test their hula hoop skills and to display their free-form dancing talents.

Among Barwin's gridiron brethren making the scene were Owen Daniels, Arian Foster, Brooks Reed and Duane Brown — plus ex Texan Eric Winston. Add his steady squeeze Dr. Laura Busher and his roommate Pat McGinn to the mix. Even team docs, Dr. Jim Muntz and Dr. Walter Lowe, joined the fray.

This is one time that the guest list really is worth reading as partygoers included comedian Jenny Johnson, Pass & Provisions chefs Seth Siegel-Gardner and Terrence Gallivan, Eatsie Boys Matt Marcus and Ryan Soroka, rebel chef Randy Rucker, restaurateur Lonnie Schiller, Griff's founder Michael Griffin, UP Restaurant GM Oscar Aguilar, Continental Club owners Bob and Lane Schultz and party people James Sivco, Tricia Harrison, Jason Reeves, Jack Highberger and so many more.

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