| | Our first Vol game HELP PLEASE!
Hello Tennessee Faithful! I am in need of some help! I know that some of these topics have been addressed in other threads, but I'm looking for a little more detail.
I am SURPRISING my husband with a weekend getaway to Knoxville + awesome tickets to our first vols game ever against Vandy next weekend. He has no clue that any of this is happening, and planning this trip on my own is intimidating, (Im trying to think of everything!)
We are coming from Michigan and neither of*us*have any idea how to navigate the Knoxville area. I would like to ask a few questions about tailgating. Is it proper tailgate etiquette to join in on other people's tailgate parties? If so, how do you know which parties have an open invitation? Are there any tailgaiting venues known for letting all fans alike join their party? I've*never been to a*football game of this magnitude before (just*U of Toledo games, and I know for sure that they are*no where near the*level of the Tennessee tailgating atmosphere).*We are more than happy to bring our own drinks, not looking to mooch, but we really want to get a great "Vols Fan" experience and meet some new people and have some great food. And since it is just going to be my husband and I, i'm not really interested in setting up our own tailgate area just for the two of us. We aren't huge into partying and getting wasted -- a few drinks, some snacks, and chatting with fellow vols fans would be perfect. We just want to have a great pregame experience and not go into game day without a plan.
If anyone has some helpful tips about timing, parking, tailgating etiquette, or other things to do over the weekend.. I'd appreciate anything I can get! Sorry if I've asked redundant questions, but I'm new to this!