usually center around a group
of people who tailgate
to a football
game (originated in the South). Once
there a party, typically, with food (barbeque or grilled) and alcohol, is held in the parking lot.
Recently tailgating parties have begun to take place at other sports games, symphony
performances, and nascar races all over the U.S.
"What started out with a few sandwiches and a couple
of beers before the game...has evolved the tailgate party into great American sports tradition...
A group of friends can drive to any outdoor
their cars and pull
down the tailgates
- get out the grills
and prepare a feast!" --Chiff.com