Bill King talks about the never ending saga of campus tailgating. The overall meaningless SGA is trying to petition University leadership to ease North Campus restrictions, while the administration apparently now has Meyers Quad in its crosshairs.
I doubt anyone in Terrell Hall has ever tailgated in The Grove, but let me tell you, the folks in Oxford have got it figured out.
When we went to the Ole Miss game in 2006, we stayed with a friend who had taken care of everything for us. We just showed up with our coolers. So I am not too sure on the restrictions first hand, but the above link has the updated rules. It is a simple, half page of rules.
I noticed a lot of police in the Grove, but the best part is the cops basically didn’t care. No way the Jimmy Williamson led gestapo that is UGA PD would be that laid back. In the Grove one could have a good time as long as they followed one rule: you kept your beverage in cup. Best of my knowledge, alcohol was not allowed, but if you poured your drink into a Solo cup, all was fine.
This would cut down on the trash problem instantly. If beer is “banned”, and you have to pour your drink into a cup, then you ain’t going to have empties around your tent area all day. The cops would say something about having “banned” items around. So you take your beer, pour it in a red Solo cup, and then throw the can/bottle away. This would limit the amount of trash on the ground.
The Grove bans kegs, generators, and grills. Yet people were still able to have a good time. I know I did.
Keep it in a cup. This would force folks to stash their trash soon after they use it.
Ahh, if it were only that simple.