Haven’t you ever wondered about some of the people under the tent next door to you? How did they meet? What do they do outside of LSU Football? Here are a couple you might see:
Krewe de Tailgate
One of the original Krewe members, Joe Tyler of Baton Rouge, estimates they have been tailgating at the Indian Mounds since 1997. This group started as friends who met as long ago as high school to a few months ago. Every one is welcome – even ex girlfriends have been known to still visit this tailgate.
Their theme is “It is always Mardi Gras at the Indian Mounds.” That is because outside of football season this group rides in the Southdowns’ Mardi Gras parade.
Their float takes the Southdowns’ theme each year and relates it to LSU football. Make sure to yell “Throw me something mister” as they roll by next year! They are sure to load you full of beads.
Sigma Nu Alumni
Near the Hill Memorial Library and the Indian Mounds a group of alumni celebrates LSU football.
I was invited to meet this group this summer by a friend, Dave Baron. When I walked up I saw familiar faces from my earlier blog post on the band, the Bahlinger’s. When asked how long they have tailgated together, no one quite knows. They have had this spot since the late 90′s, but tailgated at the field grounds for many years before that. Many group members met as brothers in Sigma Nu in the 70′s.
This group is still having fun. The tables were spread with food and beverages. The coolers were full; ever wondered what happens to beer cans that are damaged but not busted before leaving the distributor? You can find them here. It is a tough job, but someone has to drink them.
Do you have a tailgate I should visit? Let me know where you are! Tweet to @McDowellEllen