There’s nothing like the smell of 30 pounds of pork tenderloin and 70 pounds of chicken wings cooking on the grill, as the sun rises over the asphalt in a stadium parking lot on Sunday…
And like any good meat-atarian, I get there early to start shooting the shenanigans. But, after this week, I will never take another tailgate for granted as long as I live!
Cub Scout’s honor!
That’s because after a tender hour and a half of shooting Tailgate Fan at University of Phoenix Stadium… We got plucked hard!
Like a dominatrix birdman!
After trailing us for 15 minutes, security kicked us out of the stadium lots because we were deemed a security threat, on account of the upcoming Super Bowl. The No Fun League strikes again…
Okay, that was a little fun. What can I say… I drank the Cardinals Kool-Aid!
But, to top off our ejection, we had planned to make a Chaplin-esque silent film. You know, just your typical “Guy-can’t-get-into-a-tailgate-so-he-dresses-up-as-a-Cactus-and-falls-in-love-story.”
Apropos of our current situation.
Also, it was the perfect week to challenge Nick Stevens, host of Tailgate Fan College, to a walk off to see who logs the most miles on game day!
Guess who won?
For a more detailed depiction of our tailgating trials and tribulations, here is a map.
Nothing like shooting a Tailgate Fan episode in a church parking lot, followed by a mall parking lot and a Wal-Mart parking lot! So, as thanks for keeping this episode from being a complete fail-gate, here’s a special shout to Shelby at the church across the street from Gate 3, to Auntie Em’s for making those great pretzels these many years and Sam Walton for making parking lots so big that they need park benches!?!
And they tailgated happily ever after!
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