Scroll down for a unique recipe from Crayfish Bay Organic Cocoa Farm for their chocolate cake. The first time I visited Crayfish Bay Organic Cocoa Farm on the north western side of the the island of Grenada I absolutely fell in love with it. I […]
Month: February 2018
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What is an NC State Tailgate Party?
A Tailgate party is a relatively new way to attend and celebrate your American football team’s game. On a recent trip to North Carolina in the USA I was invited to a tailgate party. Not really sure what this meant however everyone was talking about how fun they are.
Tailgate party is when supporters of sport and in this case American football park together in a field or open space, open the boot or trunk of their vehicle and bring out the drinks and snacks. Raleigh North Carolina has two rival teams – North Carolina State (known as The Wolfpack) and University of North Carolina (the Tar Heels). When these two teams play each other the tailgate party makers mean business.
All around the car park cars line up in a circle (kind of like the early wagons in the wild west). Supporters pour out of the vehicles, crack open the beers and watch the game on a portable TV or listen on the radio routing for their team as and when necessary!
The tailgate party I went to was hosted by the owner of a select gentlemen’s club in Raleigh who had a custom made trailer complete with two large and two smaller television screens to watch the game.
The trailer has a BBQ attached at the back to provide loads of food to go with the drinks!
with seating and beer coolers outside.
Inside there is a place to sit out of the sun with of course one of the small screens and even it’s own portable toilet where you guessed it you will find the other small screen so the guys don’t miss a goal!
Complete strangers stop by to check the scores as groups nearby play popular football games.
Even the dogs wear clothes to support their favourite team!
And if walking around gets too much for you flag down a ride – local college students earning to make a dent in their student debts!
As quickly as the party is set up it is taken down and put away as everyone heads home! But the mood is a little bouyant as NC State won – so happy faces all around!
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