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  1. Josh

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    Me and my friend got tickets to (hopefully) both upcoming games and I was just wondering if anyone had any tips for some first time tailgaters? Keep in mind we're both 18 but we're taking a pickup so plenty of carrying capacity...

    Thanks alot
     
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    anybody ?
     
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    Don't drink and drive. Plan on getting there when the parking lots open (usually four hours before kickoff).
     
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    Thanks for your insight, but I don't believe you drive while tailgating so that's outa the question.
     
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    You're begging for advice and then get snippy when someone gives it to you? Not cool.
     
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    His advice has nothing to do with tailgating, and do you honestly think I didn't know that?
     
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    sorry the other answer was a d1ckhead... be there 4 hours sharp, not 3 1/2, pregame.. park in P2 if you are coming from the north... i would always pick a stadium lot (P-whatever.. cheaper, closer, and no one is getting out quickly anyways). if you bring a grill, bring food for after the game too... we always fire up the grill again after, cook some food, and watch everyone else b1tch about traffic.
    dress in many layers... are you bringing a grill? if not, someone will share their's... just be prepared to share your shots/booze with them... if you bring a grill, start it immediately (4 hours pregame)... at 1 hour pregame, pickup your stuff and head in; it will take that long to pick up, go through security and find your seat... no booze for you in the stadium (must be 25 if out of state)... so drink first... i know people who have smuggled nips in, but they do pat you down (but not closely)..
    if any fans tell you to sit down while you are cheering, ignore them, then, eventually, tell them to stand up and make noise... there are a lot of annoying "sitters" as we call them.
    have fun, hope that helps
     
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    He did tell you when to arrive, so that's something.

    But "honestly", I don't care.
     
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    Wow.. very specific. That's good info for everyone.
     
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    If it's cold park next to someone with a fire. We usually have a pretty good one going in P7 near the overpass (we can be found by looking for the crazy aholes burning the opposing team's hat).
     
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    yes, on cold games... (the next two)... we always have a tent set up, with walls/and a heater in it... the grill just outside... it will be cold, but it is fun... wear many layers of pants and shirts.
    i wear long underwear and jeans... then i bring insulated snowmobile pants to put on once we get here (way too hot for the 4 hour drive)... i wear a tee shirt, a heavy fleece, then my game shirt...
    it is coldest in the parking lot; once inside, the heat from the crowd seriously makes it warmer (or, maybe that was the $8 beers)

    are you coming from north or south? it is a big difference as far as where you should try to park.

    even if you bring a small camping grill (those $10 ones) you will be fine... bring an extra propane cylinder... i get asked for those at every game.
    plan your food/booze ahead of time (biggest rookie mistake).

    i have a checklist on MS word if you want it... it is everything we have ever needed, and everytime we forget things, we add it to the list... trust me, nothing is missing!
     
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    LOL, I'd love to see the checklist if you don't mind sharing. I'm not going to make any of the playoff games, but we've been known to tailgate and hang banners in the yard.
     
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    yes, i will be making the game and that checklist would be very appreciated.
     
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    That would be great, my email is jkelly17@gmail.com

    Thanks everyone who gave me good input for Saturday's game, go Pats :rocker:
     
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    Eat.
    Drink.
    Pee.
    Keep warm.

    Not necessarily in that order.
     
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