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There really isn’t a Tailgate event that is more anticipated, participated and
tailgated than the Florida/Georgia football game. The only other event that
could possibly rival this is speed week at the Daytona 500 and that would
still be a distant 2nd place. I have had the opportunity to travel and tailgate
at some of the largest and most celebrated sports events across the country including numerous Super Bowls, National Championships, NASCAR
races, Buffet & Chesney concerts and many more. This past Florida/Georgia
game validated that this is the mother of all tailgates bar none.
I challenge any reader to send me info, photos and a story of the one tailgate
that you think can rival this one. I’m not just talking smack here; I’m going to
give you all the reasons why this has to be on every sports fan’s bucket list.
This year 8 of us ( 4 couples) rented two RVs and towed the Tailgateville party
trailer to Jacksonville. We didn’t get there until Thursday afternoon and as we
pulled in to our lot one of the cops said “you’re late aren’t ya”. Pretty crazy to
think some of these people had been there for 4 days already.
It finally dawned on me why the NCAA no longer wants this event nick-named “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party”. A cocktail party is typically a 3-4 hr. social event including light food and adult beverages. This is NO cocktail party; it’s closer to Mardi Gras and Woodstock. We’re talking a
5 day full-out throwdown with ridiculous amounts of awesome southern food, live entertainment and adult beverages that could fill Olympic swimming
pools. This is the ‘Tailgatepalooza”, “Tailgaters Nirvana” and “The Supergate of Tailgate” all rolled into one. Below are the reasons why: