Yes, we typically do the whole season in advance, and yes, we typically have these set in April. But I talked to Brady, and he told me I could do what I want. That being said, I am still taking suggestions for the remaining three home games. So email me at youknowwhere if you have a great idea.
September 3rd, 2011: Western Michigan, 3:30pm
Theme: The Luau
I love nothing more than a 3:30pm kick, especially when there's still hope. We are going to our old first game standby and having our traditional Luau tailgate. Leis, flowers, pineapples, Hawaiian shirts, Hawaiian inspired cuisine and fruity drinks.
September 10th, 2011: Notre Dame, 8:00pm
Theme: The White Trash
Let's all get together and celebrate our inner Downriver...for 13 hours before the first game under the lights in the history of the hallowed ground that is Michigan Stadium. So show off your tattoos, wear a wife beater, and come and enjoy the first three-meal extravaganza in home tailgate history. Food still TBD, but I am mulling over a pig roast....lots of logistics to get past for that kind of thing. Either way, there's going to be a ton of food, starting with breakfast at 7am, and ending with hotdogs at midnight...that's right, the next day. If you are looking for attire inspiration, go back through the pictures and just wear anything you see Goody wearing and you'll be fine.
September 17th, 2011: Eastern Michigan, Noon
Theme: The Far Eastern
With our without our unofficial Asian mascot Mitch, we're going to move forward with our Asian inspired theme that will include a pile of MSG-laden delights in quantities unseen outside of a Chinese buffet. So strap on a kimono, tuck a bedsheet up your ass like a sumo wrestler, and bring your appetite...because we're celebrating the return of Mike Hart to the Big House as he auditions for his future gig in Maize and Blue.
September 24th, 2011: San Diego State, TBA
Theme: The Mexican
The awkward arrival of Coach Hoke's former team will be overshadowed by authentic tacos, fresh fried chips and salsa, guacamole, and various other Latino cuisine as we drink tequila by the bottle and dance on our hats. Desperately hoping this gets pushed to 3:30 so we can start the day right with Chorizo and eggs.
October 1st, 2011: Minnesota, TBA
Theme: The Mardi Gras
I just got done watching 2 seasons of HBO's Treme, and I'm ready to take on the food of New Orleans. I am also ready to exchange beads for boobs, listen to some good music from the Second Line, and be a wide-eyed idiot from drinking too many sugar filled hurricanes. This is the theme that made us famous years ago, and it will be great to revisit it.
Get your lives in order. The season is approaching.