Gameday on the Plains—A Photo Essay

Saturday was an incredibly beautiful day to be on campus; to see all the goings on that accompany an Auburn football game. Wish I hadn’t worn jeans in anticipation of another falsely predicted chillpocalypse, but that didn’t stop me from walking around all afternoon. More on that below, but first—here’s some pictures from Gameday on the Plains.


As you can see, I decided to walk through Bibb Graves Amphitheater—a place I hadn’t explored on gameday in a while. If you’ve read the book, you know about my amphitheater tailgating memories and the high regard I hold for it as the epicenter of Auburn tailgating.

Upon visiting the amphitheater Saturday I found it to be overrun by kids who look so young they could be students. Adjusting for my skewed perspective, they could’ve all been, like, 28. Probably not. Anyhow, they need to do a better job of not trashing the place. Yeah, I know—I know. But it’s not that hard—no matter how young you are or how much fun you’re having—to use a garbage can/bag.

That’s enough of my complaining, for now. Only two Auburn home games remain in the 2014 season. On the Texas A&M and Samford game days I’ll really be on a mission to see something I haven’t seen—maybe something off the beaten path; or hiding in plain view—some one more thing that Auburn gameday’s got that nowhere else has. If you’ve got any suggestions, please let me know.

War Eagle! Beat Ole Miss!

Speaking of Ole Miss, you know I’d like to revisit the Grove and see what’s happening there, but it doesn’t seem to be in the cards. If you’re going to Oxford, and you’d like to be the Orange Is Our Color photographer (an unpaid position—though I could send you a copy of my book), just get in touch.



2 thoughts on “Gameday on the Plains—A Photo Essay

  1. My game day always included a visit to my favorite bookstore. I was always a Anders kind of guy but I always found these loyalties interesting. War Eagle!

    1. You know, that’s something I’ve never thought about—whether loyalty to Anders, or J&M or the AU Bookstore might coincide with other preferences.

      Right now I’m happy to be “loyal” to all of them—because they’re all carrying my book! 🙂

      War Eagle!

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