Tailgating Etiquette

If you want to be as cool as the guy below obviously is, then you need to show some manners while tailgating.


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There are general rules to remember when tailgating to ensure that you are courteous to fellow tailgators. These guidelines include the following:
  • Be friendly. Say "hi" to the people near you.
  • Support your team. Wear your jersey or team shirt. Paint your face. Get a little crazy. It's OK. Remember, the word 'fan' comes from 'fanatic.' See Blueberry above exhibit A.
  • Make sure to contribute in some way, whether it be by bringing food, drinks, or games. Tailgating requires teamwork to be successful.
  • Don't encroach on your neighbors space. If you need additional real estate for any equipment, ask them if it is OK first.
  • Consume alcohol responsibly.
  • Guys: use the porta potty. It may be a bit of a walk, but it's better than a ticket.
  • Be nice to tailgators from other teams. Just because they like the enemy doesn't make them the enemy.
  • Don't litter. Clean up after yourself--remember your mother is not around, and if she is, she deserves to have fun too.
  • If it is allowed, make use of your tailgating space after the game. With the thousands of people in attendance, you won't be getting home much sooner if you leave immediately.
  • Don't drink and drive. Ever.
  • Arrive early to be sure to get a prime tailgating spot.