If you’ve never been to Baton Rouge for an LSU game day, put it at the top of your bucket list. It’s the single best tailgating school in the country. The Cajuns just do it a little bit bigger than everyone else.
For this year’s Alabama game, one fan brought his drone to the tailgate, taking several different aerial videos of the lay of the land. It’s a pretty cool view that I’m sure we will start seeing more of as drones become popularized.
First off, a note from the individual who filmed the above video. According to him, the editing was a bit of a rush job (though we still enjoyed it!).
Enjoy my video. I did a rush job on the editing piece. I had no idea so many people would be watching this video, or I would have done a much better job with the editing piece. One tidbit of info, the video shot over the low crowd and Les Miles, was done with a 20 ft pole with a GoPro attached to it. I did this to give the video the effect of the drone flying, but too many people try to knock it out of the air with footballs and such, so I figured I would take the safe route and use the pole.
Now, who would want to knock one of those drones out of the air? Sure, we can see where after a few beers just about anything becomes target practice, but still … this is a bird’s eye view of the best daggum tailgate in the nation. Maybe if fans could actually see (or know ahead of time) what the final product would look like, they’d be more in gear. If you think about it, this is a pretty intense endeavor – rocking the drone, hammering the GoPro, setting up camp at all these different locales (especially getting to the Tiger Walk early enough to be near the action), navigating a 20-foot poll. Color us impressed.
As for the game itself, even though it didn’t go LSU’s way, it was, undoubtedly one of the season’s finest contests. LSU was up three points in the fourth quarter with under a minute to go when Blake Sims drove Alabama down the field to tie the game and take it to overtime. In OT, the Tide would prevail on a six-yard touchdown pass from Sims. Afterward, Les Miles was proud of his team, even if he did have a bad taste in his mouth.
“I got a team that played a great game and played a tough game,” Miles said. “That is a tough one. I got a bad taste in my mouth about that game.”
Alabama would continue rolling all the way to a Sugar Bowl berth in the inaugural College Football Playoff. For LSU, the loss was the first of a tough final stretch of the season. The Tigers would lose three of their final four games – the lone victory coming against Texas A&M on Thanksgiving. Spinning forward, both teams looked primed for another strong run in 2015, which means this contest will likely be the fulcrum for an SEC West title.
As for the tailgate video itself, the individual who made it has done a few other drone videos, including one at Mardi Gras (we highly recommend).