Tailgate [Dis]Agreement

Full disclosure? It’s rare that Adam and I don’t see eye to eye about something, I guess we’re lucky in that regard. But this week? Notsomuch.

You see, we are huge Razorback fans and  have a shared dream of a tailgating vehicle. Originally our dream was to find an old University of Arkansas Transit bus or school bus, but given the difficult game parking scenarios on campus – not to mention the gas bill – we have decided to forgo that option. For now.

Since this realization, we have been brainstorming other ideas. First, I thought we could convert an old VW Bus. I had the whole plan in my head, it was going to be amazing. That is, until Adam’s brother reminded us that they are rear engine and crushed my dreams.

Then, I had the idea to save up and buy one of those pimped out Ultimate Tailgater trailers. I mean, have you seen these things?

They smoke your BBQ. While. You. Drive. For serious. And they come with 3 TVs, surround sound, refrigerator/freezer, taps for beer and soft drinks, and much more. It’s PERFECT. However, the price tag deters us. As do the university tailgating restrictions for our parking lot. But it’s ok, there are other options, right?

According to Adam, YES!

We could buy an ambulance and convert it to the “Razorback Fanbulance”. In theory it’s perfect. You can buy used ambulances for next to nothing on eBay – I’m talking $255 and they already have a/c power adapters so we can sink the majority of the budget into tech-ing it out (him) and making it super cute (me). There’s only one problem with this vehicle: most likely someone DIED there.

Adam isn’t convinced though, as he responded, “They probably would appreciate you partying in the ambulance. Joy out of heartache.”

Responses like this will become my forever in one month.

Or, we could buy a 15 passenger van and take out the bench seating. Build a party deck on top and attach a grill to the back end. Put a little seating inside and install  TVs on either side. He was so excited about the party deck that I called him a frat boy and he immediately began to pop his collar.

Someone please help. I need ideas. Ones that don’t involve death or wannabe frat boy dreams…

And if we choose yours? You’ll get invited to the first official tailgate in our dream tailgating machine.

Until this gets resolved we’ll be picking up pizza and tailgating from a Coleman folding picnic table – like amateurs. Woo Pig Sooie!


  1. Sarah · September 14, 2011

    How ’bout a 1994 Ford Aerostar van for tailgating filled with kids who think they’re going to a soccer match? Surprise them by taking them to the tailgating location and then force them to serve the food. It’ll be a lesson in character building for them and a stress-free tailgate for the adults.

  2. Kristen · September 15, 2011

    I like the Fanbulance idea! Have you seen that commercial for the NFL with all the people decked out in their gear, heading to the ballgame in their various vehicles?! I can’t remember which team’s fans did this, but they featured a Fanbulance. Who knows — they might even be haunted, which you could use to your advantage come time for Halloween ;).

  3. Jules · September 16, 2011

    Adam is right. A vote for Fanbulance is a vote for everything that is right.

    and I would clean it really well.

  4. Alicia · October 13, 2011

    I am totally in awe of the Fanbulance idea! Never would have thunk of that one!!! :):) Actually, very creative and practical.
    OR…..What about getting a “Glamper” that someone gave up on (you know, a “glamorous camper”? It would have a kitchenette, tv hookup, and even a bed to sprawl out on for any partyers who couldn’t keep up! 🙂 Let me know what you decide! Alicia

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