Rule of Beer: Expert travelers say, Pack what you need, then remove two sets of clothes. Expert tailgaters say, Load the cooler until a linebacker cant lift it.
Loud Rock Tunes: Something to dull the sounds of the Macarena and Electric Slide coming from the annoying convoy of PG-gaters to your right.
Sunglasses: To mask your ogling of the opposite sex.
Weather Preparations: Youll need two cases of SPF 50 to survive the first hour, and one oversized umbrella per person to survive the next four. Suck it up, and be thankful youre not at Lambeau.
Neck Pillow: Because halftime = drunken naptime.
Jumper Cables: Oops. You ran your radio and AC for five hours before the game.
The Vitals: Dolphins Stadium (2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami). Kick off is at 4:05 p.m.
Tickets: Forgetting these is a surefire way to ruin your tailgating experience. Seats start at $29. Call 1-888-FINS-TIX, buy ΄em online at www.ticketmaster.com, or (for the adventurous) hit up the ever-present scalpers patrolling the lot.
Sun., Sept. 16