After four years of being able to pregame a Fightin’ Texas Aggie Football game, my time has come to an end. To begin with I told myself that I am living my dream working in Kyle Field and it will all be glamorous because I will be in the stadium during the game.
The food. The friends. The family. The drinks. The beer. The atmosphere.
There is NOTHING like tailgating in Aggieland. Now, I have been to plenty of other SEC schools and witnessed their tailgating. The grove? Yeah, it’s cool, but it has nothing on the type of atmosphere and southern hospitality that you will receive in Aggieland.
Walking around Reed Arena, Simpson Drill Field and all around the south and west side of campus brings joy just like it does to kids who wake up on Christmas with gifts from Santa. The amount of people who will offer you their food and drinks even though they don’t know you is unreal. I have never carried around my own stuff but have still managed to stumble into Kyle Field for kick off. There is just nothing like it.
Moral of the story… Don’t be afraid to walk around and talk to strangers while tailgating in Aggieland. You may find your best friend, future employer or even the love of your life.
So, here’s to the good times, the old times, and the times I miss.
Tailgating at away games just isn’t the same.
T’s and G’s
Courtney is a masters student in the Spport Management program