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Beasts, Babes, and Brutes: Football Tailgating Art

These photos were taken a few blocks from the metrodome in Minneapolis, the home of the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesotans treat tailgating like Mardi Gras, except that tailgating happens before every home game. The game against the Green Bay packers is the big one, and the theme of the Packers is Cheese. The Viking team colors are purple and Gold -- note the earrings, facial paint, underwear, and even one fan's contact lenses. If you like a gallery or pic vote for it in the lower left corner of your screen.


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A KC Fan was shown some hospitality and she showed us her tatoo!
KC Tatoo.jpg

A KC Fan was shown some hospitality and she showed us her tatoo!

KC Tatoo up close.jpg
KC Tatoo up close.jpg
01 Wild Viking Fan.jpg
01 Wild Viking Fan.jpg
Sir Elton Cheese -- that's real cheese stuck to his horn
02 Cheese on the horn.jpg

Sir Elton Cheese -- that's real cheese stuck to his horn

That's a Cheese Grater on her head.  I didn't notice until I processed the photo that she has purple contact lenses on!  Look at the next photo for a closeup!
03 Cheese Grater.jpg

That's a Cheese Grater on her head. I didn't notice until I processed the photo that she has purple contact lenses on! Look at the next photo for a closeup!

Here is the closeup of the Purple -- Viking Football --- contact lenses.
04 Contact Lenses.jpg

Here is the closeup of the Purple -- Viking Football --- contact lenses.

Special dental work was done to place a purple and gold V on the crown of her tooth. Her nose became crooked when she opened her mouth wide. Normally, it's pretty straight.
Tooth with V on crown.jpg

Special dental work was done to place a purple and gold "V" on the crown of her tooth. Her nose became crooked when she opened her mouth wide. Normally, it's pretty straight.

Close up of the V for Vikings on the crown of her tooth
Tooth with V close up.jpg

Close up of the "V" for Vikings on the crown of her tooth

Purple Army Cammando Gals. Don't mess with them!
Purple Army Duo.jpg

Purple Army Cammando Gals. Don't mess with them!

A real NFL Cheerleader!
Cheerleader named Alexis.jpg

A real NFL Cheerleader!

This is the typical attire of a Green Bay Packer Football Fan. This is why they are called cheese heads.
05 Cheese Head.jpg

This is the typical attire of a Green Bay Packer Football Fan. This is why they are called "cheese heads."

This guy is dragging a Packer Football fan in effigy behind his motorbike.
06 Dragged Packer.jpg

This guy is dragging a Packer Football fan in effigy behind his motorbike.

This is a dance party in the parking lot before the football game -- and the music was great!
07 Dance Party.jpg

This is a dance party in the parking lot before the football game -- and the music was great!

A couple at the dance party saw me with my camera and demonstrated that she is not a superficial Viking Football fan.
08 Purple Bra.jpg

A couple at the dance party saw me with my camera and demonstrated that she is not a superficial Viking Football fan.

This Viking Football fan has promised to deliver a victory.
50 Pregnant.jpg

This Viking Football fan has promised to deliver a victory.

Is this Viking Football fan mean?
10 Painted Face.jpg

Is this Viking Football fan mean?

Notice that he took off his glove
Checking out the Ladies.jpg

Notice that he took off his glove

Geee - right on her face.
12 Gee on her face.jpg

Geee - right on her face.

KC Choked.jpg
KC Choked.jpg
This group brought a hot tub to the parking lot.  I'm glad the six pack was strategically placed.
14 Hot Tub.jpg

This group brought a hot tub to the parking lot. I'm glad the six pack was strategically placed.

This is the infamous shot ski. The shot glasses are glued to the ski so everyone is forced to drink at a single pace.
15 Shot Ski.jpg

This is the infamous "shot ski." The shot glasses are glued to the ski so everyone is forced to drink at a single pace.

From the look on their face, it must have been a strong drink!
16 Shot Ski.jpg

From the look on their face, it must have been a strong drink!

57 Fan with long hair.jpg
57 Fan with long hair.jpg
Purple Beads.jpeg
Purple Beads.jpeg
This is the view from on top of a bus in the tailgating parking lot.  It gives you a partial view of the scope of this event.
21 Tailgaters Heaven.jpg

This is the view from on top of a bus in the tailgating parking lot. It gives you a partial view of the scope of this event.

Is this a Scotish Viking Football fan?
22 Scottish Guy.jpg

Is this a Scotish Viking Football fan?

Is this an inebriated Scotish Viking football fan?  Ladies, take note of this Viking Jock.
Viking Jock.jpg

Is this an inebriated Scotish Viking football fan? Ladies, take note of this Viking Jock.

Another view of Tailgater's heaven.
24 Tailgater Heaven.jpg

Another view of Tailgater's heaven.

25 Two attractive Fans.jpg
25 Two attractive Fans.jpg
Nice white hair
26 White Hair.jpg

Nice white hair

She appears to be staying warm
27 Staying Warm.jpg

She appears to be staying warm

28 Red.jpg
28 Red.jpg
Here is a photo of some of the Viking Football Cheerleaders! They were riding through the tailgating lots hawking some photos of themselves.  Shameless self-promotion; can you blame them?
29 Cheerleaders.jpg

Here is a photo of some of the Viking Football Cheerleaders! They were riding through the tailgating lots hawking some photos of themselves. Shameless self-promotion; can you blame them?

This fan is carrying a dead animal carcus on his shoulder.  I wonder where he found a conch shell in Minneapolis?
30 Fur Guy.jpg

This fan is carrying a dead animal carcus on his shoulder. I wonder where he found a conch shell in Minneapolis?

A nice Greenbay Packer football fan
31 Nice GB fan.jpg

A nice Greenbay Packer football fan

This guy is applying make-up to his friend. Gals, don't you wish you had a guy who would do this for you?
32 Applying Makeup.jpg

This guy is applying make-up to his friend. Gals, don't you wish you had a guy who would do this for you?

Nice hair!
33 Braided Hair.jpg

Nice hair!

These guys are three typical Viking Football fans.
35 Three Typical Fans.jpg

These guys are three typical Viking Football fans.

and this guy is a character!
36 A Character.jpg

and this guy is a character!

This group of Viking Football fans modified I Love NY t-shirts to read I Love MY Vikings
37 I Love NY.jpg

This group of Viking Football fans modified "I Love NY" t-shirts to read "I Love MY Vikings"

I don't know what a tiger has to do with the Viking Football team, but he is staying warm (and women are hanging out with him).
38 Tiger Guy.jpg

I don't know what a tiger has to do with the Viking Football team, but he is staying warm (and women are hanging out with him).

That blonde went airborne trying to kick a field goal
Kicking a Field Goal.jpg

That blonde went airborne trying to kick a field goal

This NY Giants Football fan kicked a mini football through a goalpost and was given a shot of something for his effort.  This shows the hospitality of a Vking fan --- they will even feed a Giant.
39 Feeding a Giant.jpg

This NY Giants Football fan kicked a mini football through a goalpost and was given a shot of something for his effort. This shows the hospitality of a Vking fan --- they will even feed a Giant.

40 Cold Expression.jpg
40 Cold Expression.jpg
41 Hi.jpg
41 Hi.jpg
This is my first time to see ping pong played in a blizzard!
Ping Pong in a Blizzard.jpg

This is my first time to see ping pong played in a blizzard!

Lions Suck.jpg
Lions Suck.jpg
44 Portrait of fan.jpg
44 Portrait of fan.jpg
46 Number 84.jpg
46 Number 84.jpg
Olga has drawn her sword! Don't mess with the Viking ladies.
48 Olga.jpg

Olga has drawn her sword! Don't mess with the Viking ladies.

Check out his Viking Football fan tatoo!
51 Viking Tatoo.jpg

Check out his Viking Football fan tatoo!

Making fun of the GreenBay Packers (cheese) and the Detroit Lions Football teams.
52 Cheese Free.jpg

Making fun of the GreenBay Packers (cheese) and the Detroit Lions Football teams.

These Viking football fans were hanging out in front of their bus when they saw me approaching.
53 Viking School Bus.jpg

These Viking football fans were hanging out in front of their bus when they saw me approaching.

And this fan is NOT wearing purple underwear!
54 No purple bra.jpg

And this fan is NOT wearing purple underwear!

That's funny.
55 She is funny.jpg

That's funny.

He is proud of his Green Bay Sucks t-shirt.  The vikings football team didn't even play Greenbay that week, but it doesn't matter.
56 GB Sucks.jpg

He is proud of his "Green Bay Sucks" t-shirt. The vikings football team didn't even play Greenbay that week, but it doesn't matter.

Minnesota's Finest
58 Police.jpg

Minnesota's Finest

A closeup of Olga
59 Olga closeup.jpg

A closeup of Olga

This is the Scary BBQ guy, a Viking Football fan.
61 Scary BBQ Guy.jpg

This is the Scary BBQ guy, a Viking Football fan.

This women is showing some leg.
62 Showing some leg.jpg

This women is showing some leg.

These Viking Football fans are wondering if they will be ready for the game. One is also a Nascar fan.
66 Nascar.jpg

These Viking Football fans are wondering if they will be ready for the game. One is also a Nascar fan.

69 Daydreaming Tailgater.jpg
69 Daydreaming Tailgater.jpg
70 Fan with a white top.jpg
70 Fan with a white top.jpg
71 Blue.jpg
71 Blue.jpg
60 Gray Bus.jpg
60 Gray Bus.jpg
People bring their BBQ grills to the football tailgating party.
73 Burgers on the Grill.jpg

People bring their BBQ grills to the football tailgating party.

76 We are number 1.jpg
76 We are number 1.jpg
77 Check out my purple van.jpg
77 Check out my purple van.jpg
This Viking football fans likes brownies.
78 I love Brownies.jpg

This Viking football fans likes brownies.

This zebra is getting a pre-football game workout.
79 Pregame Zebra.jpg

This zebra is getting a pre-football game workout.

What is a Minnesota Twins baseball fan doing here?  It's ok, at least he has his pre-game nuts on -- check out those earrings.
80 pre-game nuts on.jpg

What is a Minnesota Twins baseball fan doing here? It's ok, at least he has his pre-game nuts on -- check out those earrings.

Cooking corn, a midwest favorite.
81 BBQ Smoke.jpg

Cooking corn, a midwest favorite.

A purple van with horns
82 Van with horns.jpg

A purple van with horns

This is a fancy goblet for Viking football tailgating, but then some fans like to drink in style.
83 Fancy Goblet.jpg

This is a fancy goblet for Viking football tailgating, but then some fans like to drink in style.

With some snow on her shoulder....
Braids and Horns.jpg

With some snow on her shoulder....

Buglers.jpg
Buglers.jpg
Cold Fans.jpg
Cold Fans.jpg
Fur Hat.jpg
Fur Hat.jpg
Nordic Guy and His Jeep.jpg
Nordic Guy and His Jeep.jpg
Painted face and wild eyes.jpg
Painted face and wild eyes.jpg
Snow Plow Fan.jpg
Snow Plow Fan.jpg
Snowy Hat and Beard.jpg
Snowy Hat and Beard.jpg
Tailgating Crowds.jpg
Tailgating Crowds.jpg
Tailgating in a snow storm.jpg
Tailgating in a snow storm.jpg
A Warm Fire.jpg
A Warm Fire.jpg
Flower Shirt and Plastic Mohawk.jpg
Flower Shirt and Plastic Mohawk.jpg
Smiling Fan.jpg
Smiling Fan.jpg
Giving Favre the Boot.jpg
Giving Favre the Boot.jpg
Must be sisters.jpg
Must be sisters.jpg
Is this guy a friend of Jesse Ventura the wrestler?
Viking World Order.jpg

Is this guy a friend of Jesse Ventura the wrestler?

Warming the toes.jpg
Warming the toes.jpg
Must Be Brothers.jpg
Must Be Brothers.jpg
Forty bottles of beer on the wall....
Almost Game Time.jpg

Forty bottles of beer on the wall....

Attacking the Chief.jpg
Attacking the Chief.jpg
Husband of the woman with the V crown on the first page.
Christmas Ball.jpg

Husband of the woman with the "V" crown on the first page.

Remove life support!  This guy is being force fed from a keg.
Force Feeding.jpg

Remove life support! This guy is being force fed from a keg.

A make-shift out house titled Le Favratoire
Le Favratoire Out House.jpg

A make-shift out house titled "Le Favratoire"

Merry ChristMoss
Merry ChristMoss.jpg

Merry ChristMoss

Purple Santa.jpg
Purple Santa.jpg
Fan With Blonde Hair.jpg
Fan With Blonde Hair.jpg
Purple Streaked Hair.jpg
Purple Streaked Hair.jpg
All that Glitters.jpg
All that Glitters.jpg
Toss Game.jpg
Toss Game.jpg
Warm Hat and Gloves.jpg
Warm Hat and Gloves.jpg
I like this guy's football shaped beer mug.
18 Beer Mug.jpg

I like this guy's football shaped beer mug.

Grannies with painted faces
19 Painted Grannies.jpg

Grannies with painted faces

A Purple and Gold Pumpkin! Happy Halloween.
13 Pumpkin.jpg

A Purple and Gold Pumpkin! Happy Halloween.

Viking woman with sword.jpg
Viking woman with sword.jpg
He rode from Columbus Ohio to bring his son to the Vikings game
Guy from Ohio.jpg

He rode from Columbus Ohio to bring his son to the Vikings game

45 Rubber Mask.jpg
45 Rubber Mask.jpg
On her horn, is that a piece of the helmet of Brett Favre, the Green Bay football team's star quarterback?
17 Purple Face.jpg

On her horn, is that a piece of the helmet of Brett Favre, the Green Bay football team's star quarterback?

This Viking Football tailgating vehicle even has a satellite dish.
47 Battle Wagon.jpg

This Viking Football tailgating vehicle even has a satellite dish.

A cheesehead Greenbay Packer football fan with a matching glass.
09 Drinking CHeese Head.jpg

A cheesehead Greenbay Packer football fan with a matching glass.

The back of this vehicle stated Tailgater's Paradise
63 Tailgaters Paradise.jpg

The back of this vehicle stated "Tailgater's Paradise"

The next generation of fans is being trained in the art of tailgating
64 Viking Baby.jpg

The next generation of fans is being trained in the art of tailgating

The Berserkers are serious Viking Football fans
67 Berserkers.jpg

The Berserkers are serious Viking Football fans

Here is an older viking football tailgating van
68 Older Van.jpg

Here is an older viking football tailgating van

This Viking football fan has goalposts on his hood.
74 Goal Posts on a Car.jpg

This Viking football fan has goalposts on his hood.

Not in my house!
75 Not in my House.jpg

Not in my house!

20 Viking Flask.jpg
20 Viking Flask.jpg
65 Purple Hair.jpg
65 Purple Hair.jpg
Before the football game, it's bottoms up!
72 Bottoms Up.jpg

Before the football game, it's bottoms up!

The table has about 1/2-inch of snow on it!
Delicious Jambalaya.jpg

The table has about 1/2-inch of snow on it!

Headless Packer Van.jpg
Headless Packer Van.jpg
Caught with his pants down!
Kansas Viking.jpg

Caught with his pants down!

This van has a photo of some dawgs doing it and the one on top is wearing a purple jersey.
43 Purple Dawgs.jpg

This van has a photo of some dawgs doing it and the one on top is wearing a purple jersey.

Look at the effort this Viking Football fan put into his pickup truck.
42 Nice Pickup.jpg

Look at the effort this Viking Football fan put into his pickup truck.

Picnic Cold Cuts.jpg
Picnic Cold Cuts.jpg
Warm Viking Nose.jpg
Warm Viking Nose.jpg
Colorful Fan From Hawaii.jpg
Colorful Fan From Hawaii.jpg
Police Officer in the snow.jpg
Police Officer in the snow.jpg
This Greenbay Packer Football fan has a color-coordinated jersey and hair.
11 Green Hair.jpg

This Greenbay Packer Football fan has a color-coordinated jersey and hair.

Golden Warrier.jpg
Golden Warrier.jpg
Is this an inebriated Scottish Viking Football fan?
23 Scottish Guy.jpg

Is this an inebriated Scottish Viking Football fan?

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