Stanford-Oregon Tailgate Madness!

People are streaming in for the big PAC-12 showdown, and the Stanford tailgate crowd is the weirdest I’ve ever seen.  I’ve seen nary a beer all day; there are wines, better wines and best wines — the kind where you want to write down the name for future reference.  There are no Ducks hung in effigy, but check out this clever use of a very expensive convertible:


To be fair, all Stanford fans don’t have precious bouquets of flowers on tailgate tables dripping ostentatious wealth.  This one has a candelabra and Chinese lanterns, for a funky ethnic touch:

Chinese lanterns and a candelabra

Mark Saltveit

Chinese lanterns and a candelabra

Luckily, there were a few Duck fans around, keeping it real.

"Yeah, FishDuck is awesome!"

Mark Saltveit

“Yeah, FishDuck is awesome!”

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