To my endless shame, among the M traditions I have enjoyed, tailgating has been largely missed. Oh, I went to the basketball lot a few times for free food during my college years, and I've seen the melee on the golf course, but organized a tailgate: never.
Because I am awesome like that (and because Misopogal realizes she is marrying Michigan as much as Misopogon), I managed to work the Bowling Green game and a Tailgate beforehand into the wedding budget.
Problem: I haven't the faintest idea how to get a tailgating spot. It's gonna have to be kind of sizeable since at least 20 people are going to the game and them plus their wives and other guests will want to be a part of it. Can I get there really really early and just find a good spot? Where would be a good place to set up? How do I avoid stepping on the toes of some tailgate that has been in the same spot since the Oosterbaans, or disturbing some holy place dedicated to Benny Friedman, or whatnot? Golf course? Parking lot? Give up because it is hopeless?