Thursday, May 9, 2013

tailgating tips

Steph ;; Chelsee
this week I give you tips for tailgating at country concerts. or anywhere really, but mostly concerts.

at Blossom, which is where most of Cleveland's outdoor concerts are held, and the majority of country concerts, it's prime for tailgating. we usually get there around 1pm and tailgate all day until the concert begins at 7-ish. it's always a blast.

here's how we do it...

cooler. obvi packed with alcohol. as many as you need to hold all of your supplies. and another mini one for food.
solo cups. preferably red or camo. yes, they do have camo ones.
food. hot dogs are perfect. don't forget the buns or the ketchup though. pretzels are always a good drinking choice too.
portable grill. just a little thing, to grill those hot dogs.
corn hole. that's a given.
portable stereo. not a super giant one, just big enough to play some tunes.
sunglasses//hat//sunscreen. trust me on this one.
chairs. campfire chairs work perfectly. trust me, when you're tailgating for 6 hours you'll want to sit down in between corn hole games.
cheap table. just a small fold up table. it can double as a set up for your grill, hot dogs, buns, ketchup, stereo, etc.. or use it for a beer pong table. either way you can't go wrong.
alcohol soaked fruit. it's delish.
camera. so you can capture moments like these::

I have way too many pictures from way too many concerts, so I'm just giving you one from each.. or we'd be here all day. enjoy.

Brad Paisley 2008
Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Jennifer Nettles, Gary Allan, Sammy Hagar 2008

Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean 2008

Brad Paisley, Justin Moore, Darius Rucker 2010

Toby Keith & Eric Church 2011
Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Jarrod Neimann 2011
Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, Scotty McCreery, Jana Kramer, Love & Theft 2012 (with Gram)
Toby Keith & Brantley Gilbert 2012
Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Jake Owen 2012
coming in 2013:: Tim McGraw//Brantley Gilbert//Love&Theft ;; Kenny Chesney//Eli Young Band//Kasey Musgraves ;; Rascal Flatts//The Band Perry ;; Toby Keith//Kip Moore ;; Blake Shelton//Easton Corbin//Jana Kramer ;; Miranda Lambert//Dierks Bentley ;; Keith Urban//Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch ;; Jason Aldean//Jake Owen//Thomas Rhett ;; Luke Bryan//Thompson Square//Florida Georgia Line.

any tailgating tips y'all have for me? anything I missed?



  1. I haven't been to Blossom in YEARS, but we used to go there for Jimmy Buffett concerts in college! LOL

  2. Excellent tips.

    I'd add wet wipes and a spare roll of paper towels and TP!

  3. I love tailgating...esp at concerts! It tends to get quite interesting...thanks for linking up with Stephanie and I! Have a great day:)

  4. Honestly I love your Gram more and more with every post! And I LOOOVE the "Toby Keith & Eric Church 2011" photo, that's hilarious!!
    I have never seen camo solo cups.

  5. I have never been tailgaiting to be honest! But it sounds like lots of fun!


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