Tailgate of the Game: Vols vs. LSU

Tailgate of the Game: Vols vs. LSU

By Loren Gilbert- Social Media Intern, Tailgate Tennessee

            The showdown between the Tennessee Volunteers and the LSU Tigers will not be remembered by the monsoon that poured down during the game, but instead by the out-of-this-world tailgating that took place before either team charged the field. The 7:00 p.m. kick-off time allowed for an abundance of shrimp boils, grilling, and even a little gumbo action by our friends visiting from Louisiana. There were a host of amazing gatherings vying for the Tailgate of the Game award, but the final decision came down to the group that attracted people from all over campus.

Strader Boston Story Tailgating took home the title at the end of the day, and we can easily say it was well deserved. UT and LSU fans alike were gathered all around their tent to listen to the star of the show, the Andrews Brothers’ Dueling Pianos. Besides playing Rocky Top at least a few times every hour, the musicians played several southern classics and even a few modern favorites. By the end of the night, it seemed the entirety of Circle Park had congregated around to sing along. This tailgate truly aligned with the title “most epic tailgate on Earth.”

             Enjoy a small glimpse into this unforgettable party here and follow us on our Instagram, @tailgatetennessee, for behind the scenes videos.  

The Andrews brothers got set up early and played for fans walking by.

A little humor goes a long way on game days. 

The party got started early and continued well into the evening.

We couldn’t pass up having an honorable out of town mention this week. The Traveling Bandits Tailgate brought the entire bayou to Knoxville with a big pot of gumbo and a great atmosphere.

Thanks for tuning in to this week’s edition of Tailgate of the Game. Unfortunately, there is only one more left for this season, but we will be back with much more content soon!

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