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Tailgating Newsletter Volume XV Issue X

Blue White Weekend (BWW) 18

04-21-2018

Official quote:

"Don't panic"

The first tailgate weekend of the season started with more RVs than normal. This was the first year that overnight RV parking for BWW also required a parking pass or cost more than prior years.

Friday

We had a 4 RV convoy for the first time since 2013 homecoming . We got to State college and met at the old Eat N Park by the North Atherton WalMart at 7:45 PM. It was Rob and Alaina, Larry and Tina, Matt and Kori, Rich and Nell.

From there, we caravanned to RV lot. The lot attendants were very friendly and helped us through the new process. Dispite my best efforts, I didn't have the correct pass with me and the lot attendants asked me multiple times until I finally gave the correct answer of “Yes, we left the pass at home."

We parked all together in a "H" on RV west 6th. Once we got set up, the group made an italian dinner and ate in Rich and Nell’s camper.

We had drinks and finished a bottle of Fireball less than an hour.

Saturday

Rich and Matt join the car convoy in the morning. Once setup was complete, they came back to the RV and we all made our way over to the tailgate.
Official Stats
Guests: 35
RVs: 2

The group got parked in spot 1552...in the second row away from the pressbox. The 10x20 canopy went up with some work.

Breakfast was bacon and eggs with Guava mimosas. Maddy made the “big drink” for the day which was a pan galactic gargle blaster for our “hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy theme.”

Jeremy and Jason both stopped by. We sang Happy Birthday to Jason.

The day started cool, but warmed up quickly and many ended up with sunburns from the cloudless sky. Hard to believe that the week started with 2 days of snow! What a weird winter that it’s been.

Chalupa hung out with Cari and Paul most of the day. Shawn and Shari brought their girls and their new puppy, Dakota. Chalupa, as usual, doesn’t like puppies.

For food throughout the day, the group sampled:

  • pierogi casserole
  • Taco dip
  • Mini tacos
  • Buffalo chicken dip
  • Pretzel bites
  • Grilled cheese and pot roast melts
  • Garlic bread and pork
  • Vietnamese spicy pork Egg rolls
  • Reuben dip

The young boys were set up with a large variety of monster trucks at the lower end of the tailgate. Rich, Matt and Shawn keep residence on the tailgate.

There were many activities going on during the day. A group of us walked over to see Velveeta playing on the stage near the all-sports museum.

While we were there, we also spotted Keegan Michael Key who was taking photos with the Nittany Lion. Alaina and I waited in line to get our picture. I was trying to think of something cleaver to say to when we finally met. “you done messed up A-A-Ron” was the best that I could think of. He told that, "It was so exciting to be back."
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Brandon Short (#43 from my jersey) visited our tailgate and he’s running for BOT this year. John Gilmore was also at tailgate and Jess showed him her shrine (on the back of her apron)

We played pigs at the end of the night, before the tailgate broke up and I walked back to the RV lot

The RVers played cards in the RV lot and went to bed.

Sunday

It was another beautiful day.

We visited Shawn and Shari's new place, stopped at walmart for some flair and then stopped at Suz’s to see the basement remodel.

For the Glory,
-Rob, Tailgating Coordinator
2018 Tailgate schedule
Date Game Game time Size Arrival Day Theme Equipment
Stuff to bring
general link
RV
driver info
general link
Location
Where to find us
general link
April 21, 2018 Blue/White TBA car Saturday Hitchhikers's Guide to the Galaxy Email Rob for info - TBA
Sept 1, 2018 APPALACHIAN STATE TBA car Saturday Agatha Christie- following route of orient express - istabul - Paris with a little British thrown in Email Rob for info - TBA
Sept 8, 2018 @ Pitt TBA Boat tailgate #2 = canceled Saturday TBA By RSVP only Rob for info - TBA
Sept 15, 2018 Kent State Noon car Saturday Gatsby- fancy cocktail party. Long Island/nyc slant Email Rob for info - spot 2533-2534 GPS 40.809950, -77.857897
Sept 29, 2018 Ohio State TBA RV Friday A hobbit's Oktoberfest - the shire meets Bavaria. With all 3 breakfasts. OSU equipment list - RV lot 19
Oct 13, 2018 Michigan St (Homecoming) 3:30 RV Thursday A Child’s Adventure, to the moon and back!!! Featuring both literary and culinary classics from childhood. AND we’ll be hosting a book drive, so be sure to bring some of your favorites! Email Rob for info - spot 2533-2534 GPS 40.809950, -77.857897
Oct 20, 2018 at Indiana TBA RV Friday Best of PSU Email Rob for info - Bloomington, IN
Oct 27, 2018 Iowa TBA car Saturday Harry potter- magical British fare/Halloween Email Rob for info - spot 2533-2534 GPS 40.809950, -77.857897
Nov 10, 2018 Wisconsin TBA car Saturday Little house of the Prairie - rustic, home-cooking Email Rob for info - spot 2533-2534 GPS 40.809950, -77.857897
Nov 24, 2018 Maryland TBA car Saturday Mastering the Art of Great Tailgating, Volume 2. Join us for some French favorites inspired by the great Julia Child. Email Rob for info - spot 2533-2534 GPS 40.809950, -77.857897


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