Actual professional tailgates
This is next-level stuff. Way back in the day, tailgating was a consumer sport borne of love for the team. Grab a lawn chair, pop your truck gate down, and drink some cold beers. We’re always evolving, though, and that includes tailgates. Longhorn Tailgaters and Horn-Ball Tailgaters are the cornerstone of that scene at UT, with sponsors, live music, and non-profit partners.
The fighter and the cryer
Two things you can set your watch to: There’s always a swole bro looking to liven things up with a little fisticuffs, and there's always a girl sitting on a curb somewhere crying. You can try to help them both, but really, there’s no way to fix this. It’s induced by too many frosty bevs and too much hot sun. Make sure they’ve got sunscreen on and are coherent, and keep on keepin’ on.
Heroic drinking games
Beer pong, flip cup, cornhole, washers, lawn golf -- UT fans take these to the next level. The competition may soon be on the field, but in the interim, fans are talking an equal amount of smack on the tailgating fields. It’s not uncommon to see a table 20-deep with flip-cup players yelling, chugging, flipping, and doing it all over again. The game before the game is equally sacred and just as rowdy.
The rumble of generators
There are a ton of folks for whom tailgating IS the sport. UT does a particularly good job of making sure there’s an on-pavement option that’s living room-esque in its intensity. Among the cheers and jeers, there’s an undercurrent of enough generators to weather a hurricane. Smart fans skip the $65 ticket in favor of a breezy non-stadium butt experience.