A brutal loss to those that will not be spoken of is now almost two weeks behind us. But at 3-1, the Cats are still in good shape after winning a huge game over #25 Mizzou. Now it’s time to set the tone for the rest of the season as Eastern Kentucky comes to town, and with them comes opportunity. The opportunity to tip the scales with overwhelming support, that is! With a 4:30 P.M. start time, you’ve got all the time in the world to set up camp this Saturday for your UK football tailgate in Lexington. Whether or not you were a part of the pre-game festivities last Saturday, there’s always room for improvement with these seven ways to tailgate better than you did last week:
Actually Do It
Don’t wait until the season is over. There’s nothing better than the hours leading up to kickoff. You worked hard all week, now’s the time to let go a little bit!
Be the Guy (or Girl) With a Truck
Everyone wants to hang out with the person with the truck. Or the person with the BBQ and the comfy chairs. But especially the person with the truck. While it’s absolutely possible to tailgate with any vehicle, trucks seem to just fit. In the new GMC Sierra 1500 cargo bed, for example, you can carry around a 2,000-pound payload. Bring the whole dang fridge if you feel like it!
Bring More Food
You thought you had enough, and then you started to make friends. It’s impossible to go for a grocery run when you’re already set up. If you bring too much, I’m sure that someone will take you up on free grub.
Portable, competitive and simple to play, Cornhole is the perfect tailgating game. You can either break out the paint and spruce up your old set, or you could go the fancy route and buy some UK-themed boards and bags. Fitting them into the back of your GMC Sierra pickup is no sweat.
Don’t Forget the Music
If you’re driving a 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 in Lexington and headed toward the big game, it’s impossible to forget the music. After all, you have access to Pandora through GMC IntelliLink. The SiriusXM SEC channel is also at your fingertips when we get closer to kickoff. Of course, at some point you’ll need to turn your vehicle off. It would be wise to bring a wireless speaker to link up to your phone via Bluetooth connectivity.
And just in case you do test the limits of your battery with all your BBQing and pre-game partying…
Bring Jumper Cables
And don’t forget…
Something to Throw (With Someone, Not At Them)
Footballs are the obvious choice, but even a frisbee or a beach ball can provide a fun little break from eating and talking. If you’ve had a few drinks, make sure to hold off on tackling fans from the other team too hard. Not that I would know from experience or anything…
If you’re truly ready to play with the first string tailgaters, then you need to check out the best GMC dealer in greater Lexington. Glenn Buick GMC is offering a $2,250 cash allowance on 2015 Sierra model year trucks.
Before no time, you will rise to the top of the University of Kentucky football tailgating pecking order. One day, with enough practice, you can achieve the title of tailgate king (or queen).