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Tailgating Fans Take Over Before UVa/VT Game


November 30, 2013

The UVa/Virginia Tech matchup is one of the biggest football games of the season, but before any play starts, the tailgating begins and University of Virginia fans believe they do it best.

“We've got some jambalaya and some steamed oysters going on,” says Shawn Barnett.

He tailgates every weekend, but this week is a little special, thanks to the rivalry between the Hoos and the Hokies.

“The Tech game takes on a little extra significance for us, but we're here every week supporting the Hoos and we're just hoping this year the Hokies are going home sad instead of us,” says Barnett.

Tailgating is everything for these fans. Corn hole, drinks and music filled parking lots around UVa's grounds, helping people get in the game spirit.

Some fans showed off their class rings and dressed in costumes showing school pride, but one family was a little divided.

“Our daughter goes to UVa, she's a first year and of course I'm a 90's Hokie,” says Sandra Clement. “So this is tough, they've grown up in Lane stadium and we're having a tough time with this, but we've got another one headed here.”

Clement says coming together for the game makes everything ok.


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