New to the South? You’ve probably already noticed that college football is kind of a big deal around here! You’ve also probably seen or heard people talk about tailgating before or during the games. Tailgating used to just mean hanging out around a pickup truck bed, but it has grown and evolved into something so much more exciting.
It’s often joked that everyone in Alabama, whether you’re born-and-raised or a newcomer, has to officially declare their allegiance to the Tide or the Tigers. Each school and its fans have their own tailgating style, so here’s your guide to tailgating and having a great time.