Monday, October 4, 2010

Keys to the Best Tailgating Experience

This guest post from Doris Dillon

Each fall, as the seasons begin to change and college and professional football get underway, millions of people head to parking lots near stadiums to tailgate. While tailgating can take place before any concert or sporting event, the passion and vibe is unmatched when compared to Big Ten and NFL football games.

My personal favorite tailgating experience always revolves around food and beer. While a great tailgate can be expensive, there are ways to cut costs on the cost of both those items. While some people like to grill expensive items, such as ribs and steak, preparing more affordable items such as hamburgers and hotdogs can be done at a much more affordable price and still be enjoyed just as much as anything else. To save money on the price of beer, you could look into splitting a keg with a group of friends as opposed to buying cans or bottle. However, prior to brining in a keg and a grill, be sure that the parking lot you are tailgating at does not restrict any of those items.

While tailgating can be a great experience, the amount of time you are away from your home can add up quickly. Between commuting to and from the stadium, tailgating, and going to the game, your total time commitment could easily top 8 hours. Because of this, it is important that you set your home security alarm prior to going tailgating(CLICK NOW for more information on home security alarms).

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