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Top 10 Tailgating Myths Part 2

Top 10 Tailgate Myths Part 2

In the first part of our two-part series entitled the Top 10 Tailgating Myths, we put to rest five mistaken ideas about this great American pastime that’s enjoyed by so many Texas Longhorn tailgaters. Included was the notion that putting together a great tailgate is easy. It is not. In the second part of this series, we look at and debunk five more common myths.

6. Claim Your Spot The Night Before

There are specific rules about when you can set up to tailgate. Usually it is the morning of the game at 8 am or later. You may want a prime spot or you may want to camp out, but you cannot do so in the tailgate area.

7. I Can Take Alcohol Anywhere I Want To

If you do, there’s a good chance you’ll be arrested. Alcohol may not be taken into the stadium and any open container laws outside of the tailgating areas need to be observed. If you do not do so, you may miss the game, and what a shame that would be.

8. My Grill Can Go Anywhere

There are very specific rules about where grills, smokers, or deep fryers may be located. After all, no one wants to see vehicles catch on fire or blow up, buildings get incinerated, or public areas scorched or torched. Be safe with all types of cooking devices.

9. Parking in Prohibited Areas Is Frowned Upon

This notion is much like the one concerning alcohol or claiming your tailgate spot the night before the festivities start in that it can get you in a lot of trouble. You stand to get towed and fined if you park in areas that are prohibited.

10. Keep The Fires Going Late

You cannot leave unattended grills, smokers, deep fryers or other cooking devices
unattended. Before going into the game, make sure that all fires and coals are properly extinguished and all valves are shut off.

When it comes to tailgating at and going to a Texas Longhorn football game it is all about having a great time with family, friends, and other tailgaters. One way to do that is to make sure that you don’t subscribe to any of the myths that we’ve exposed in these articles. Be smart, safe, and prepared. In case you missed it, check out Part I of the Top 10 Tailgating Myths here.

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