Tailgating: It's a Tradition

Monday, September 10, 2012

Saturdays in the fall consist of one thing:  Tailgating.  And if we're gonna do it, we're gonna do it right.  Enter the bus.

Located in Boone, in the beautiful Appalachian mountains of western North Carolina, Appalachian (pronounced App-uh-LATCH-un, not App-uh-lAsh-un) State University is our proud alma mater.  We call our group The Quad Squad. (<--Go like us!)

I think I've mentioned the ol' bus on here before, but have I ever expressed what tailgating with her is truly like?

It's two flat screen TVs, one mounted inside, and one on what used to be the handicap access door which swings out for viewing outside.  (See the big hole on the right?  That's where the door is.)

If you enter the bus, you're promptly asked to sign the roof for posterity.  We have head coach Jerry Moore's signature, as well as several NFL players and even the mascot of the Carolina Panthers (I forget his name but he's a big cat, obvs).

It's tons of food, a tent for comfort, and a carpet runner made out of turf.

Thanks for the photo bomb, Jessie!

It's family...

...and friends.

Of course, there's competition for the best tailgate in the lot.

Had to include the dude with the awesome black & gold houndstooth pants.  I need some of those!

But really, there's...

While tailgating is the highlight of the day, there is a little thing called football too.

And if there was ever a doubt as to whether or not Boone is God's country, here's proof.

So how about you?  Do you live close enough to your alma mater to visit regularly?  Are you crazy tailgaters like we are?  Have you ever seen a more beautiful double rainbow?


  1. We don't tailgate to ECU, but we go to Raleigh games if we can. I like going once a season, but I really don't like crowds. The bus looks fabulous. Do y'all play cornhole or anything as you tailgate?

  2. I can't believe you put the picture of me photo bombing you! I can't wait till this Saturday for another great tailgate :)

  3. Looking good! I saw a double rainbow on the way back from Asheville too. So pretty.

  4. cool... glad to see the bus in action.