Officially, tailgating is a gathering before a football game or concert — a pre-scrimmage ritual, accompanied by food and drink, where fans warm up for their designated favorite team or band. Put that aside, and it’s really just a good excuse for a party. (In fact, up to 35 percent of tailgaters are there for the festivities only and don’t even attend the event.)
Because the tailgate is tied to an event, it has an inherent, irresistible sense of urgency — a rough-and-ready, here-and-now vibe — whether it goes down in a stadium parking lot or your own backyard. Consider this the official Rebel Yell guide to tailgating. […]
Buying a band T-shirt is generally a simple act: You like the band, you buy the shirt. Shirts For A Cure takes it to another level. You like the band, you buy the shirt — and you strike a blow against breast cancer.
SFAC is the brainchild of punk-rock photographer Mark Beemer, whose wife died from the disease in 2002. He founded the Syrentha J. Savio Endowment (SSE), named after her, to offer financial assistance to women who can’t afford breast cancer medicine or therapy. […]