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Cowboy Tailgating: Students of the Tailgate

Tailgating with two pickups, one tent, one grill, one television, dozens of orange lawn chairs and one Pistol Pete cardboard cutout.
NewsOK Tailgating Modified: August 22, 2011 at 11:15 am •  Published: September 26, 2009
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Tailgating with two pickups, one tent, one grill, one television, dozens of orange lawn chairs and one Pistol Pete cardboard cutout.

Serving up hamburgers, hot dogs, beans, pasta salad, orange Cheetos cheese balls and brownies.

Sipping on Busch, Keystone Light and tequila.

By 10:30 a.m., more than 75 students had gathered for a rowdy tailgate organized largely through Twitter.

"All I did was tweet where we'd be doing the pregame tailgate, and we've got all these people," said an OSU junior who asked that his name not be used because he didn't "want the cops knowing it's me doing this thing."

Underage drinking was "more than likely" occurring, he said.

The student later said Saturday's tailgate was "essentially Part Two of a party that got busted last night."

Kelly Parsons, 21, wore cowboy boots, a denim skirt, large sunglasses, a cowboy hat and an orange tanktop that read "Cowgirls drink free." She said she didn't sleep Friday night in anticipation of game day.

"I just love the atmosphere. I always sell my tickets. I don't care about the game as long as we win," she said, yelling so her voice would carry over the music blaring from a massive sound system installed in the back of a bright orange van parked a few yards away.

Seconds later, Parsons tossed back a shot of tequila, sucked a lime and with a cringed face yelled, "Go Pokes!"