The Introduction

Welcome to my first blog post.  I’m Luis De La Fuente, a 33 year old tailgating enthusiast and father to be other known as The Tailgating Dad.  Prior to learning about baby Frankie’s arrival, I had never missed an opportunity to light up the grill and tailgate before any big event.  Now, well…we’ll see what happens.  The purpose of this blog is to chronicle the adventures of tailgating while dealing with the joys of being a new father.

My passion for tailgating started back when I was at The University of Texas.  I graduated in the fall of 2005 and the five football seasons) I got to experience as an undergrad (I took a victory lap, but who doesn’t these days) planted the seed for what would end up being a passion.  The first ever tailgate I hosted was in 2009 when we played Alabama for the National Championship.  There alongside me was my mother who was kind enough to wake up at 4 am and leave by 5am to make the 2hr drive from Bakersfield California to Pasadena to ensure we got a prime parking spot.


Although it was nothing fancy, it did set up the foundation for what would later become University Tailgaters