英会話ブログ その729     Tailgate  Party (1)

2015/12/05

As American as apple pie, the tailgate party, or "tailgating", has now become a big part of US sports culture.

What is tailgating ? In short, it is the practice of going to a sports stadium some time before the game begins, and eating and drinking in the parking area of the stadium.

People have been doing this at least since the late 1960s and early '70s, but some historians trace it back evern earlier.

The term "tailgating" comes from the fact that many fans who drive pickup trucks to the stadium put the back section of the truck bed - the tailgate - down in order to better serve their food + beverages (which are usually alcoholic ones).

Many fans also bring portable gas grills and cook their food right there.                                    (G.K)


英会話表現&英単語
tailgate                         トラック等の後尾板(扉)、
As American as apple pie        極めてアメリカ的な
in short                         かいつまんで言うと
trace back                       さかのぼる

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