It’s rare when I find it necessary to step back and offer a correction to something Seth Emerson writes, but I feel I can’t stay silent in the face of this observation:
But I’d also like to push back on the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party name. Not out of political correctness, but accuracy: How many cocktails do you actually see there? My walk from the media parking lot to the stadium is usually strewn with cans of Bud Light and maybe, for the high-class set, a Michelob. It’s a fun scene, don’t get me wrong, but it’s not like people are sitting around holding garden parties and sipping Martinis with their pinky fingers extended.
To quote Donald Trump, WRONG.
At least that’s the case for my group, which has been making the trek for more than thirty years, and starts early and often with Bloody Marys, only to continue with bourbon mixed with various substances. Yes, beer is also consumed, but we’re fairly democratic in our alcohol usage. (Not to mention that one member of our group specializes in putting together bizarre shooter concoctions and talking Gator fans into drinking them.) I should also mention that beer doesn’t smuggle well into the game… not that I have any direct knowledge of that, of course.
Anyway, if you look around the various tailgates that surround us, there are plenty of others with elaborate bar setups. We’ve all, Bulldog and Gator alike, earned that WLOCP designation.
Seth, you gotta get out more.