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    Tailgating Etiquette

    Sorry guys but I just need to vent after Saturday. So we're tailgating in lot S-5 and beside us there a group of people come in after us and start playing very loud very annoying music. As the day went on the music just got louder and louder to the point that we couldn't even hold conversations in our tailgate. Can someone help me understand why people feel the need to bring house speakers and play them so loud that they need to ruin other peoples' day? I don't know if the guy is some kind of wannabe FM DJ or something but he spend half the day sitting by the radio with his hand on the volume knob.

    Any suggestions for handling this? We thought of walking over there and cutting the speaker wires but didn't want to start a fight especially because I don't believe they actually go into the game so who knows what they would do to our stuff during the game. Also this isn't the first time we've had to deal with this group. Last year we had the displeasure of being beside them a couple of times.



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    Re: Tailgating Etiquette

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    Sorry guys but I just need to vent after Saturday. So we're tailgating in lot S-5 and beside us there a group of people come in after us and start playing very loud very annoying music. As the day went on the music just got louder and louder to the point that we couldn't even hold conversations in our tailgate. Can someone help me understand why people feel the need to bring house speakers and play them so loud that they need to ruin other peoples' day? I don't know if the guy is some kind of wannabe FM DJ or something but he spend half the day sitting by the radio with his hand on the volume knob.

    Any suggestions for handling this? We thought of walking over there and cutting the speaker wires but didn't want to start a fight especially because I don't believe they actually go into the game so who knows what they would do to our stuff during the game. Also this isn't the first time we've had to deal with this group. Last year we had the displeasure of being beside them a couple of times.
    i would just move away from them if they bother you. there is no parking shortage in ames...or even in s5.



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    Re: Tailgating Etiquette

    Never thought to walk over, kindly ask them to turn it down and then enjoy the rest of your day?



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    Re: Tailgating Etiquette

    I have heard this group and it is a tradition for them as we have been frustrated in the past by this. There is no reason for the volumes that they put the music at. If they want this, they should put the stereo next to the students. I am not sure how you handle this though without it getting ugly. My guess is they aren't going to understand a simple request.


    ďAlso, I met a lot of Iowa State fans and I donít want to leave any of that behind.Ē - DARIUS DARKS on Staying a CLONE!!!


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    Re: Tailgating Etiquette

    Did you politely ask them to turn it down a smidge? That might have worked.



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    Re: Tailgating Etiquette

    We bring that stuff too; it's tailgating! If you don't like it, go ask if they can turn it down a bit. I would have no problem if someone asked us to turn it down a bit; it has happened in years past.



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    Re: Tailgating Etiquette

    Have you tried just simply talking with them about it? More times than not if you approach people like that politely and ask them to tone it down, they will. That is sort of the key, though. Don't be a jerk about it the first time you talk to them.


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    Re: Tailgating Etiquette

    Try asking nicely before cutting the wire. You'll get farther. :)



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    Re: Tailgating Etiquette

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    Sorry guys but I just need to vent after Saturday. So we're tailgating in lot S-5 and beside us there a group of people come in after us and start playing very loud very annoying music. As the day went on the music just got louder and louder to the point that we couldn't even hold conversations in our tailgate. Can someone help me understand why people feel the need to bring house speakers and play them so loud that they need to ruin other peoples' day? I don't know if the guy is some kind of wannabe FM DJ or something but he spend half the day sitting by the radio with his hand on the volume knob.

    Any suggestions for handling this? We thought of walking over there and cutting the speaker wires but didn't want to start a fight especially because I don't believe they actually go into the game so who knows what they would do to our stuff during the game. Also this isn't the first time we've had to deal with this group. Last year we had the displeasure of being beside them a couple of times.
    I was parking in S-6 right next to the idiots. They busted out these 1982 speakers and were blaring ****** music all day. It sucked because we had the Direct TV all set up trying to watch football and all we could here was country music and 1980 tunes.

    I thought about setting their car on fire, but they are ISU fans and I have to be nicer. I think a call to ISU would not be out of line, they have the right to have a good time - but need to learn to keep in the confines of their space.



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    Re: Tailgating Etiquette

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Did you politely ask them to turn it down a smidge? That might have worked.
    I did and they were drunk and would turn it down for 2 min and then another drunk would go to the receiver and turn it back up.



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    Re: Tailgating Etiquette

    Quote Originally Posted by CY ST8T View Post
    I have heard this group... My guess is they aren't going to understand a simple request.
    Before you assume someone's going to be uncooperative, at least go over and ask them nicely to turn down the music, if that doesn't work, a short walk could probably find you a constable who would be willing to help.



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    Re: Tailgating Etiquette

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    i would just move away from them if they bother you. there is no parking shortage in ames...or even in s5.

    We were the first ones in teh parking lot and had all of our tents, tv's and grills set up. Really didn't want to tear everything down and try to find 3 spots together b/c of some unconsiderate mother ****ers.



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    Re: Tailgating Etiquette

    Quote Originally Posted by candg4ever View Post
    Before you assume someone's going to be uncooperative, at least go over and ask them nicely to turn down the music, if that doesn't work, a short walk could probably find you a constable who would be willing to help.
    Constable? Are they going to walk to England?



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    Re: Tailgating Etiquette

    I'd hate to see what this board looks like when we lose.

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    Re: Tailgating Etiquette

    If I were you I would stew about it over the next few times you are by people like this at a game. This may take 2 or 3 years, but that will give you more time to come up with some elaborate scheme. Then one day, explode with an over the top outburst of emotion involving swearing, violence, and/or vandalism.

    Or just ask them nicely to bring it down a bit next time you are by them.



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