Tailgating at Virginia Tech takes on a deeper meaning


BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) – Dave Worek’s family and friends did what any Virginia Tech football fan would do, which is watch the first home game of the season at Lane Stadium. But instead of watching from the stands, Worek is watching from the parking lot.

“I’ve been coming out here probably for 6 years and I had one son go through Tech now I have my daughter who is a senior this year. So we got a bunch of friends together even in my neighborhood all of their kids have gone to tech so it’s a good time,” says Worek.

Virginia Tech graduate student Thomas Lux was at the tailgate with Worek. He says tailgating on game day is amazing.

“This is a beautiful day. I got up in the morning came out great food great company. Got to listen to the game got to listen to the crowd a little bit you feel the energy you feel the cheer I love it,” states Lux.

With the streets lined with maroon and orange tents, and games of corn-hole being played, makes the college game day tailgate something to remember.

“You know your kids go to school here then they bring all of their friends over here so you just get to react to all of them it’s really cool. You see who they’re hanging with you see their parents and say oh they’re really cool but we know we’re already cool it’s all good,” explains Worek.

For Lux, tailgates at Virginia Tech are about more than football. They’re about fellowship, and bringing people together.

You go through hardships the country goes through hardships people go through hardships the important thing is coming together and having our moments like this where we get to be with family. That’s what’s beautiful that’s what us strong and keeps us happy so that’s why I keep coming back I love it.”

Both Worek and Lux are looking forward to the next home game at Lane Stadium.

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