Football is in the air!!!!!!!!
I absolutely LOVE college football and am counting down the days until kickoff!
A lot of that has to do with being raised here in the South, and of course, going to college at LSU.
Despite North Carolina being ACC Country, Charlotte has a huge SEC presence.
Every year there is an SEC Kickoff party before football season begins and people always show up in droves.
This year was no different.
It was held last night at IceHouse restaurant and bar in the South End.
We went straight after we left work so people were just starting to show up.
They made it a tailgate atmosphere with each school setting up a tent.
Some schools didn't actually have tents to represent their university so they improvised using plain ones and putting signs up on the front.
Of course, LSU didn't have that problem!!!
The weather could not have been more perfect.
Fall AND football are in the air!!!
This is my VERY..VERY FAVORITE time of the year.
I get giddy about it!
These pictures were taken around 5pm to 6:45pm.
And.. this is 6:45pm and on...
The place really got packed.
They had live music, free food, beer specials and more.
I don't care what anyone says, the SEC is by far the best athletic conference around.
So great to see all the fans come together as one.
We met up with a bunch of friends at the event and because I can't drink a real beer this year I settled on an O'Douls.
The first one I've tried and I have to say, it tastes like a real beer!
I might have to look into non-alcoholic wine!
Our Arkansas fan friends Katie and Josh were out and about for the fun.
And, Dan and Angela from the LSU Alumni group.
I shopped and shopped for a maternity LSU shirt online with no luck.
I ran to Target at the last minute and settled on a plain purple shirt and paired it with my LSU beads to look festive.
Even the dogs were looking dapper in their school colors!
It was such a great event.
Better than years before.
There was even a cornhole tournament between the schools.
Josh represented Arkansas.
Not to mention, I saw TONS and TONS of people I haven't seen in quite some time.
And, even blog friends like Rachel from In No Simple Language!
Are you a football fan?
Are you excited about kickoff??