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The Grand Views’ guide to tailgating

Amanda Gabbert, Marketing editor
September 30, 2011

History of tailgating

The origin of tailgating can be dated back to the Civil War time period. Cheering on the team was the purpose; only football was not the game. The party was a group of civilians who gathered to watch the Battle of Bull Run.

 

What to wear:

Jerseys
Team Sweatshirt
Team Shirts
Gloves
Stocking Caps

 

What not to Wear:

The opposite teams clothing
Swim Suits
Your birthday suit
Your pajamas
Dresses
High Heels
Jewlery
Leggings

 

What to eat:

Burgers
Brats
Hot Dogs
Chips
Pizza
Dip
Salsa
Drinks
Sloppy Joe
Chili
Soda
Cookies
Cake
Cupcakes

 

What to Bring:

Foam fingers
Cow bells
Horns
Chairs
Blankets
Coolers
An actual tailgate
Mini grill
Cooking utensils
Koozies
Plates
Cups
Napkins

 

Best Places to Tailgate:

East High School Stadium
Any Big 10 School
Any Big 12 School
Room 321 L Apartments
From the Couch
Bar

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