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Top 10 Tailgating Myths Part 1


Tailgating at a Longhorn Football game or another similar event is a lot of fun. At least it should be. But for some people, those who believe in the various myths about tailgating, it can turn into something different, as they are ill prepared for the event or behave badly. In the first of our two part series on the Top 10 Myths About Texas Tailgating, we look at five of those myths.

1. Great Tailgating Is Easy

If you have ever tried to put on a great football tailgate, you know one thing for certain. That is, it is not easy. It takes a lot of time and effort to plan and prepare a tailgating event. Coordinating food prep, grills, fuel, accessories, drinks, clean up, and much more are a part of what is a fun but labor intensive process.

Top 10 tailgate myths

Can you guess what the top 10 tailgate myths are?

2. It’s Okay To Be Rude To Opponents

There may be people around you who are not fans of the local team. That’s okay. It wouldn’t be a game if you didn’t have an opponent. Be friendly to them. Treat them the way you’d like to be treated if you were in foreign territory. After all, that is where they are.

3. You Can Smoke

Not at the University of Texas at Austin. The entire campus is tobacco and smoke free, as many campuses are today. That goes for the tailgating areas too. Don’t light up! It will cost you some goodwill and maybe even some money if you’re fined.

4. All Food Should Be Made That Day

Well if you want to make all of the food the day you’re tailgating lots of luck in throwing your shindig. You will definitely miss tailgating before and after the game. And you will miss the game too. Start prepping the easy stuff a day or two before, and you will be better off.

5. Post Everything On Social Media

There may be photos that you can and should post on social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. And then there may be others that should stay out of the public eye. Remember that social media is public and the wrong type of post can cause you a lot of trouble.

In Part II of our two part series on the Top 10 Myths About Texas Tailgating, we expose five more tailgating myths. Read on…

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