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An Eye-Opening Tailgate

Susan says…

I am not a morning person.  I am especially morning-averse on weekend mornings when I feel I have a basic human right to sleep in.  During football season, I have to give up some of those sleepy mornings or Ron will leave me behind without a second thought.

It is a well-known fact that if you are going to tailgate with Ron, you must arrive at the tailgate site no less than 4 hours prior to kickoff.   So let’s calculate:  Mountaineer kickoff at noon minus 4 hours equals 8:00 minus three hours to get there equals FIVE A.M.???  Yessiree…I had to be in the car at 5 am.  If we were married it would be cause for divorce.

After I could accept the fact that I would indeed be in said car at the appointed ungodly hour of 5 am, the next predicament was what to take. I mean, really: what does one eat and drink at 8 am with the intention of becoming slightly tanked by noon?  Hmmmm……

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Get Your Tailgate On – Morgantown, WV

Susan and The Blue Guy

Susan says…

Tailgating is not a restaurant, therefore this is not a review.  Instead, this is a true account of a great American tradition.

tailgate party is a social event held on and around the open tailgate of a vehicle. Tailgating often involves consuming alcoholic beverages and grilling food. Tailgate parties usually occur in the parking lots at stadiums and arenas before, and occasionally after or during, sporting events and rock concerts. People attending such a party are said to be tailgating.

I attended the University of Charleston back in the day when they didn’t have a football team, much less partying at the professional level like those who attended WVU.  I proudly toted my black olive tapenade and marinated shrimp in a Longaberger basket to my very first WVU tailgate with Ron.  Boy have I learned a lot since then…


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