Tailgating with one tent, one grill, one flat-screen television, one Fender amp, two guitars and a small public address system. Serving up hamburgers, potato salad and chips.
Sipping on keg beer in orange cups. Local singer Val Joe often plays at Stillwater's local chain of Joe's restaurants, belting out covers ranging from The Commodores to George Strait to Tom Petty. Last football season, some friends asked him to sing at their tailgate, and he liked it enough to make it a regular gig. Joe, who is an OSU mechanic, said he started singing at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and planned to perform right up until the 2:30 p.m. kickoff. "The guy won't stop unless you tell him to," one tailgater said while trying to get Joe's attention.