Since the glorious season of football is upon is, it seems only right to dedicate a post to one of my favorite aspects of this beloved sport: TAILGATING.
Tailgating is a wondrous pastime, and while many may dabble, there are few that have truly perfected it. Coming from LSU, a school known for its tailgating (some even say #1…), I like to think that I have learned a thing or two about what it takes to make a great tailgate. While not every team is lucky enough to have delicacies like boudin, gumbo, étouffée, and cochon de lait at its tailgates, there are still some accessories that you can add to your tailgate to step it up a notch or 12.
In no particular order, please find the top three items on my tailgating wishlist.
If you’re a tailgater that starts early and stays late, chances are between visiting friends’ tailgates and participating in the wide variety of game day activities, you’re partaking in quite a bit of walking. This is where the Cruzin Cooler can change your life. Not only does this ice chest keep your beer cold, but it also transports you between tailgating destinations at a top speed of 13 MPH.
The Louisiana heat is not for the faint of heart. In addition to our sauna-esque humidity, temperatures on game day often reach triple digits. Dedicated tailgaters know that the number one way to cool down on a hot day is with an ice-cold drink. That’s where the TailGator Gas-Powered Blender comes in handy. You can whip up a pitcher of margaritas, daiquiris, or any other delicious, frozen beverage your heart desires without so much as a generator or extension cord.
As mentioned in wishlist item number two, the Louisiana heat can be quite intolerable. For this very reason, I have included the Cool-Off low pressure misting tent. This 10′x10′ tent is decked out in enough misters to lower the temperature by 20-30 degrees. When you’re talking going from a blistering 100 degrees to a moderate 70 degrees, that’s a big ol’ difference. No longer will you have to worry about your Mike the Tiger tattoo melting off your face–oh no. The Cool-Off tent will change the entire tailgating experience as we know it.
These are just a few of the items on my tailgating wishlist. With each and every tailgate experience, I find new, innovative ways to make the day that much better. What’s on your wishlist, or what do you currently use that stepped your tailgate up?