Game day is here and in all of the excitement, it’s best to have a checklist of your Chargers tailgating essentials.
We know food and beverages are usually highest on your list, but what about the other fundamentals that go into a successful parking-lot celebration? We’ve got your top five must-haves for a winning tailgate party. Pack these components for each home game and you can rest assured that you’re ready to go.
1) Toilet Paper: Dodge the bullet of getting caught in the tailgate lot’s port-a-potty without toilet paper or, even worse, a toilet-seat cover (especially if the chili isn’t agreeing with you). Thank goodness for Charmin® To Go packs and Accoutrements Emergency Toilet Seat Covers. The Charmin® To Go packs have the same great soft quality but in an easy-to-pull dispenser that fits discreetly into the palm of your hand. The Accoutrements Emergency Toilet Seat Covers come in a tin with four disposable seat covers. All we have to say for this one is “Phew!”
2) Tailgate Fan App: This new iPhone app is your ticket to a fabulous parking-lot feast, Chargers tailgate parties you can crash and a photo component that is similar to a green screen for funny pics of your tailgating friends. Just when you thought tailgating couldn’t get any better, the great minds behind Apple deliver yet again.
3) Tailgate Tent: Put a bullseye on your tailgate party with a San Diego Chargers-logo tent. Designed to keep you dry in the rain, your Chargers tent will also shield you and your party-mates from the glare and heat of the afternoon sun. The 10-by-10 tent can easily be rolled up and stored in a wheeled carry bag and fits neatly into the trunk of your truck.
4) Car Chargers: It’s a big buzz kill when your music dies because your iPod ran out of battery. In addition, you need juice in all of your electronics for real-time postings, texting your buddies with drink and food orders and for that cute girl’s phone number. Don’t miss out on any of the action. Ensure your tailgating car comes equipped with a charger so you can keep the Chargers party moving along.5) Tickets! We don’t even need to comment on this one, you get the point.
Tailgating Tip – Follow The Commish: Bring your biggest tailgate party to life when the Commissioner of Tailgating John Cahn hits Qualcomm Stadium for the Chargers game against the Denver Broncos on October 15. Just like Grateful Dead groupies followed the band across the country, Cahn travels from tailgate party to tailgate party during football season. The self-proclaimed Commissioner of Tailgating, now in his 12th season on the road, has football enthusiasts waiting to party with him at every stadium.
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Jennifer Geisman is a freelance writer and faithful beauty junkie living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.