Morgantown is wild. Have fun I wish I had more info to give but I don't remember much :/
OT - WVU Game
Sounds like my experience in Morgantown. Morgantown is crazy, especially for rivalry games.
For a football game? Your post is vague, and for a while I assumed you meant the UM-WVU basketball game.
It will be a football game.
Welcome to Pittsburgh!
Haven't made it to a game in Morgantown, so I have nothing else to add.
To welcome him to Piitsburgh?
I'll leave this one up for a while since its a Friday and since I'm a former Pittsburgher.
Pro tip: Make sure you wear either camoflauge or a bright orange hunting jacket. Do so and you'll fit right in! (Not joking)
could save your life. Hint: It isn't necessarily the one you think it is, especially if your accent gives you away.
bring a couch and several torches.
Not E. Lansing...
I believe they are sister cities (not to be confused with Morgantown's brother/husband city).
They don't condone marrying one's sibling in WV. That's actually frowned upon. First cousins, however, is a different story altogether . . .
Frowned upon? So is breaking the law, doesn't mean there aren't a lot of poeple doin' it.
Its in the WV moral code. No marrying siblings. Interestingly, from what I've seen on the drive through (on US-19, in particular), it appears as though flying the Dixie Flag is in fact allowed under that same moral code.
I believe that's not only allowed, but encouraged, for much of the South. Go to any gas station south of the Mason-Dixon and you can buy merchandise that says "The South Shall Rise Again." Which usually also features a rebel flag.
You joke, but cousin marriage is legal in oh-so-civilized New York and California, but illegal in West Virgina.
Hmm, well the rest of us must have it all wrong then, since New York and LA are the epicenters of cultural progress.
Here's my opinion: Places like NY and CA don't need laws against it, because no one wants to do it. WV, OTOH, needs the legislature to get involved for a reason.
So what are you saying about Michigan?
we need to keep the Spartan population down!
It occurs within some ethnic/religious groups in NY with some frequency. I remember that no one cared when Rudy Giuliani revealed that he married his second cousin.
The real question is where can you marry your same-sex first cousin? I'm guessing Maine and...?
Google couch burning. West Virginia started it.
Never been to any other D1 college game, save for Umich away games. I will dress accordingly and bring fire resistant clothing. Word is they serve booze at the stadium.. This worries me.
Attended the WVU-Pitt game there about ten years ago and sat in the Pitt section. The WVU fans were downright hostile, to the point we were actually a little concerned for the women and children in the section. In other words, I hope you are going as either a WVU supporter or neutral. One other thing: they do a really annoying first down thing like Purdue does. It's annoying.
Maize and Blue Is my non work attire at all times.
going on between UM and WVU over the past few years that may prove to be an equally unwise decision. I've heard horror stories about the behavior of the WVU student section...some of it encroaches on "Mexican soccer fans welcoming the USMNT to El Azteca Stadium"-level bad.
But I have driven through Motown (yes, they actually call it that) on a road trip to Pittsburgh some twenty years ago, and I remember it then being a nice college town. WV is also one of the most overweight states in the US, so chances are good you'll find plenty of food that tastes really good, but is also monumentally unhealthy for you.
Although I have not been to a WVU game before admittedly, if it is still on Wall Street, there is a place called Maxwell's, which essentially a deli but it also serves salads and some entrees. The thing I remember about it is that you can create your own sandwich from the ground up and they'll build it for you. Also, the reuben wasn't bad either.
For kicks, take a ride on the Morgantown PRT, if it is operating (it isn't a full-time service) - it is one of the few operating rapid transit systems of its type (personal rapid transit - the cars seat only eight, if I recall).
Overall the atmosphere during game days is very enjoyable and friendly. They're very passionate about their mountaineers. . You should find it enjoyable. Parking might be your biggest headache unless you already have a spot. If you have any questions let me know. I'll try to answer best I can.
Tailgate is in the premium blue lot.. Where can i park close to their for a reasonable price?
My recollection is that the question isn't where you can find it at a reasonable price, but where you can find it at all. I don't remember there being much parking at all that wasn't of the reserved variety. I'm sure others will know better, though.
Is at a premium in/around stadium. Depending on what time you're arriving will affect where you park. The stadium is right behind Ruby hospital and traffic flow can be a pain. Reasonable rates vary from 10 to 35. 10 being a considerable walk to stadium.
"You should find it enjoyable."
Unless you are cheering for the other team, in which case it is anything but enjoyable.
anywhere you go for an away game. Although it was challenging being Michigan fan during the Rich Rod era.
Try out a West Virginia Beer Duel while you're there.
(Or see the many many examples that come up from the search http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=west+virginia+beer+duel )
My friend and I have tried it at a couple tailgates.