Football season is here, and today I am giving you tips on how to best enjoy your time at the game. You can find me in maroon every Friday and Saturday during football season. I have to represent for spirit day on Friday and game day on Saturday.
Today’s look is great for game day! I have been to plenty of football games and learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t.
- Comfort is key – Think about it. You wake up early, head to campus, tailgate for hours, go into the game for a few more hours and hardly sit down all day. I am not saying to sacrifice cuteness for comfort, but you will feel a lot better at the end of the day if you wear cowboy boots as opposed to the cheap sandals you bought at Target last week. Don’t get me wrong. I love cheap shoes too, but you will be in pain long after the game ends.
- Look up the weather – This is important, y’all. The majority of the football games I have attended have been HOT. When you are standing on the third deck at Kyle Field, it seems like the sun is in arms reach. I have gotten some of my worst sunburns ever at football games. I think I can count the number of games that I’ve needed a jacket for on one hand. So, shorts, a short sleeve top, and sunscreen are a must. On the other hand, if rain is in the forecast, invest in a rain coat or buy a poncho. This will save you, Umbrellas are not allowed in a lot of stadiums.
- Make sure you have pockets – Most stadiums no longer allow you to bring a purse into the game unless it is clear and meets certain size requirements. If I were going to every game this season I might invest in a clear purse. Since I am not, I say to ditch the bag all together and just take your necessities. Phone, keys, and a condensed wallet. Take your i.d., in case of emergency card (I carry this at all times), insurance card, 1 credit/debit card, and a 20 dollar bill. If you have a cute little wallet that will fit in your pocket put in there. If not, take a hair tie and wrap that around everything. That way you also have an extra hair tie if you need it.
- Drink plenty of water – This should be self-explanatory, but during a long busy day, water will get you through.
- Embrace the culture – Have fun and embrace the culture of the campus you’re at. Even if you are on your opponents turf, talk to some of their fans, ask about their traditions, and be friendly. Most of the fans I have met, both at a home and away game, have been great. It is fun to learn about someone else and make a new friend.
I hope this helps you enjoy your next game! What are some of your favorite tips for game day?