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So Mrs. Lackey and I were making out annual pilgrimage to BOA (we're going to try to go to more than 1 game this year) and I say, "Hey, that Panthers website that I'm always on when I'm staring at my phone while giggling like a retarded schoolgirl has a tailgate if you want to have a drink before the game."

My wife, who is really cool and laid back, and usually tolerant of my idiotic escapades said, "Sure, that sounds like fun!"

So we get up Sunday morning and head to the tailgait.

Keep in mind, I've never been to a Huddle tailgate so I'm not trying to compare the two.

The location was good. We walked from our hotel so I can't comment on the parking situation.

The food was good. Typical NC barbecue.

They had a DJ. The music wasn't overly loud, which I liked.

We met the lovely and talented Zod, with whom we chatted for a bit. Zod is a really cool bloke, I enjoyed meeting/talking to him.

We played corn hole for a few, then sought some shade near a trailer. RoaringRiot, huddler who hosted the tailgate, noticed us and another couple we were chatting with, standing near the trailer. He came over, introduced himself and told us to go grab a table in the shade in the VIP section. RR was a gracious host and a super nice dude.

My wife and I had a really good time.

My biggest complaint would be lack of people there. It was a good spot. RoaringRiot put a lot of work into it and I think more people should have attended. I would have enjoyed meeting more Huddlers. I would have preferred a live band to the DJ. (RR said they had live bands for some preseason and will have bands at some of the regular season tailgates.)

To conclude, If I make it to another game sans 10 y/o daughter, I will attend again. So should you.

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I wish that I could have made it :( As soon as I left Charleston I got stuck in a traffic jam and ended up not getting to Charlotte until 12:30 >.<

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Good to hear!

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If I come to a tailgate will you guys except me and play nice?

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I'll be there when I can bring my son with me. Can't just leave him on the street.

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We definitely will come out to a couple this year. Since I'm in wilmington, we probably will only make one or two this year. I'm hoping you guys will be throwing down on Monday night against the Pats. I'd love to contribute in any way possible. I own a custom apparel/promo items company, so I can make anything with a name on it. Not sure if Zod will allow but I would love to create some tasteful huddle gear. Cheers and Go Cats.

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I'll be there when I can bring my son with me. Can't just leave him on the street.

Same here. I usually attended all the tailgates but I have a 14 year old. If it isn't family friendly I wont be there. I would like to get together with other huddlers who have kids and start our own tailgate since we aren't welcome at the growler.
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So Mrs. Lackey and I were making out annual pilgrimage to BOA (we're going to try to go to more than 1 game this year) and I say, "Hey, that Panthers website that I'm always on when I'm staring at my phone while giggling like a retarded schoolgirl has a tailgate if you want to have a drink before the game."

My wife, who is really cool and laid back, and usually tolerant of my idiotic escapades said, "Sure, that sounds like fun!"

So we get up Sunday morning and head to the tailgait.

Keep in mind, I've never been to a Huddle tailgate so I'm not trying to compare the two.

The location was good. We walked from our hotel so I can't comment on the parking situation.

The food was good. Typical NC barbecue.

They had a DJ. The music wasn't overly loud, which I liked.

We met the lovely and talented Zod, with whom we chatted for a bit. Zod is a really cool bloke, I enjoyed meeting/talking to him.

We played corn hole for a few, then sought some shade near a trailer. RoaringRiot, huddler who hosted the tailgate, noticed us and another couple we were chatting with, standing near the trailer. He came over, introduced himself and told us to go grab a table in the shade in the VIP section. RR was a gracious host and a super nice dude.

My wife and I had a really good time.

My biggest complaint would be lack of people there. It was a good spot. RoaringRiot put a lot of work into it and I think more people should have attended. I would have enjoyed meeting more Huddlers. I would have preferred a live band to the DJ. (RR said they had live bands for some preseason and will have bands at some of the regular season tailgates.)

To conclude, If I make it to another game sans 10 y/o daughter, I will attend again. So should you.

 

 

Thanks for the feedback.  I was happy to meet you guys and glad you liked the setup.  Sorry our attendance wasn't very good for this game.  Let me know if you're able to make it back for another one and I'll make sure we catch a beer together.  

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Same here. I usually attended all the tailgates but I have a 14 year old. If it isn't family friendly I wont be there. I would like to get together with other huddlers who have kids and start our own tailgate since we aren't welcome at the growler.

 

 

"Not welcome" is a kinda harsh way to put it  :wacko:   For permitting and insurance reasons we had to set it up that way.  Working on trying to change it for the Giants game.  I'll keep ya posted. 

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One day when I show up to one, you're all gonna run me out probably

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I wish that I could have made it :( As soon as I left Charleston I got stuck in a traffic jam and ended up not getting to Charlotte until 12:30 >. Yeah my buddy arrived late also. He said traffic was backed up on I-26. Through orangeburg and Columbia. Police were escorting double wide trailers down the interstate

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