I've never been tailgating but I'm making plans for this Fall. UNLV vs Air Force home hame here in Las Vegas. UNLV has a tailgaters club so we're gonna load up the BBQ & Cooler some Ribs,Links,Corn,Potatoes,Hamburgers and LOTS of Ice. Plan on spending the whole morning cueing it up-I been doing alot of brushing up on my BBQ knowledge & techniques with BBQ-U and his new program PRIMAL GRILL. LOVE IT!!