Do we act like a bunch of adolescent kids at tailgate? Yes. Is that bad? I don’t think so.
People do all sorts of things in life to stay and feel young. Some people use pharmaceuticals, some get surgery, some do illegal drugs, some exercise, some play kid games, some play with their kids. I play music loud in Foxboro.
Last year we started playing really loud. 4 speakers, 12″ subwoofer and 1000 watt amp loud. This year we stepped it up adding a really large 4 speaker box on top of the Tailgate box. OK it was a little over the top.
Week 1: Lot owner asks me to turn the music down. We do. He walks away. We turn it up.
Week 2: Same scenario
Week 3: He walks up, clearly irritated with a police officer in tow. Yells at me that he is sick of telling us to turn it down, he can hear it down at the street. So I do, and put away the big speaker. The cop is laughing and asking questions about who built the box
Week 4: F-him, we go to a different lot. Set up the box, music on (barely got to 80 on the vol meter) and sure enough the same owner walks over to tell me that yep he owns that lot too. He offers to walk with me up and down Rt 1 to show me what he doesn’t own. Patronizing old fart. But we have a nice conversation about how I can set up in our old spot and be ‘reasonable’
Week 5: Mark (the parking lot attendant guy) and I have a conversation about where to set up. He tells me that that is now my spot. We are aimed at the forest instead of other tailgaters. Which some don’t like because they can’t hear the music. I keep the volume down on the 4 original speakers. I guess we’ll stay there.
Bottom line, I am disappointed that we can’t play the music loud. Sometimes when I play cornhole I can barely hear it. Playing music loud makes me feel young and happy. And we play a lot of 80’s hairband music which coupled with the smell of a grill, can spark up nostalgia. How on earth can that be a bad thing. I feel good…I knew that I would. What can I play for you? Anything! Just play it loud, ok?