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What do you like most about tailgating?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on August 20, 2006

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Photo of Charley Forsyth

“I think it’s the combination of food, camaraderie and free-flowing alcohol.”

Photo of Sam Birchfield

“I like the food. Anything on a hot dog bun. I like bratwurst a lot and even tofu dogs - at least you know what’s in them.”

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“Sitting around drinking beer and hanging out with my friends. It’s even fun at a Royals game. We just like to cook out and have fun.”

Photo of Deanne Arensberg

“The camaraderie before the game and at halftime as well. I like the band music and seeing people I know. We’re all there to watch our team win.”

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Napoleon_Dynomite 7 years, 8 months ago

Getting drunk on state (KU) property, verbally abusing the opposing teams fans, puking in the, I meant meeting with other Christian fans, praying for fair play, and enjoying the sunshine.


Sagecasey 7 years, 8 months ago

I am sorry Jonas. I mean "Rellom Nairb"


Mike Hunt 7 years, 8 months ago

Brats and beer...and a designated driver!


not_so_fast 7 years, 8 months ago

I like seeeing the rearlights of the car in front of me.....

LOL!! while on my cell phone.....


ms_canada 7 years, 8 months ago

My daughter hates driving with me as she says I constantly tailgate. But I just tell her it must be the odor of the BBQ and beer that draws me. Or maybe it's the Margueritas'


jonas 7 years, 8 months ago

I can't seem to sleep much past 6 anymore. If I had to guess, it's probably due to two of my cats, one of which sits on the stand right by my pillow (and thus, my head) and stares at me, and the other who sits at the foot of the bed and goes "myat. . . . myat. . . . myat!" until I finally get up and give them some food.


Pywacket 7 years, 8 months ago

jonas & ljreader~~ You guys beat me to the punch! Serves me right for sleeping in on a Sunday morning. I was going to say: that moment of satisfaction when they flip me off.

As for that other kind of tailgating, never did it--never will. Nothing against showing up to have a big BBQ party in a parking lot with lots of other folks, but after that, I believe it is customary to have to sit through a football game. Hockey tailgating, anyone? Sgt W--anybody do that back home?


ConservativeMan2006 7 years, 8 months ago

Food, beer and friends! What a great atmosphere on the hill! Can't wait to get started Labor Day weekend. I agree with H_Lecter though- losing my tailgating spot will be sad. We have a great view into the stadium that will be gone in 2007.

Sorry conservativeman! I just created a name about a week ago without really reading previous names. Didn't mean to copy your name. I noticed it the very day I first started posting.


H_Lecter 7 years, 8 months ago

I love it after taking a big bite of meat from the smoker, people ask, "What kind of meat is this?" There are so many cannibals out there.

The saddest part of tailgating is knowing that when they build the new practice facility at KU, tailgating (and parking near the stadium) will be history.


Gootsie 7 years, 8 months ago

Jonas, I had to think on that one. Must be early for me!

I'm thinking that it is very difficult to get the animal to stand still while you are closing the gate. I think it would hurt.

OMB, sounds like Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire. How many days until Christmas?


one_more_bob 7 years, 8 months ago

Free-range fruitcake slow roasting over mesquite coals. Yum, yum.


southerngirl 7 years, 8 months ago

I think I may be the only person in the world who has never tailgated...


Topside 7 years, 8 months ago

Beer, Beer and more beer!...and filling up the flask to smuggle into the game.


ljreader 7 years, 8 months ago

On the flip side, I like hitting the brakes real fast so they'll hit me. A few more of those, and I'll be able to take early retirement.


jonas 7 years, 8 months ago

The looks on their faces in their side and rear view mirrors as they frantically try and put distance between us before a minor obstacle causes us to collide! The colorful words they throw my way, too! I guess I must just thrive on hate.

Or wait, are we talking about the BBQ?


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