Tailgate essential #8: The Right Utensils and Décor: Absolutely no clean, pressed linens on the table, wine glasses and fancy silverware. Fold-out tables, plastic forks, Soho cups, and flag tables with school logos are tailgating staples.
Tailgate essential #7: The Tailgating Grub: Anything goes…as long as you can prepare it outside or stop by Bojangles for a Super Tailgate package. The simpler the better!
Tailgate essential #6: The Grill: What’s the point of having lots of great food and no way to cook it. There are many types of grills with different fuel sources. But to achieve true tailgate flavor, charcoal is the only way to go. There’s just something about food cooked over charcoal that sends your taste buds in a frenzy. The smell and flavor simply say “football!”
Tailgate essential #5: Music: There’s is no official music genre for tailgating. So whether it’s Country, Hip-Hop, Rock, etc. that gets you in GAME Mode, then so be it…it’s your world!
Tailgate essential #4: The Tent(Styled and Tricked out with your team logos): Rain, sleet, nor snow can stop the true tailgater!! Also, if you are doing it right…you must protect those precious commodities.
Tailgate essential #3 :The Brew: What’s football ball without a beverage produced by the saccharification of starch and fermentation of the resulting sugar! Tailgating without beer is like football without cheerleaders: not a necessity, but the experience is more satisfying.
Tailgate essential #2The Bros (or the Gals): “It ain’t no fun, If the hommies can’t have none!” What’s the point of having the fancy spread with brews and no one to share it with.
Tailgate essential #1: School spirit: The total tailgating experience is all in the attire…you have to dress to impress!! Jerseys or school tee, foam finger, school colored wig, But most important of all…your “GameDay” hard hat by Nostalgia Collaborative.
So if you have checked of all these trappings of the traditional football tailgating experience, you’re ready to Go!! Go Niner Nation