PHOTOS: Here's What It's Like To Tailgate In The Heart Of Texas

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In Texas, football is life. And nowhere is football more important than at the University of Texas.

This past weekend, we packed a bag, some coozies, and the camera and headed out to Austin, Texas and the tailgating party that went on before Texas battled Kansas on the field.

What we encountered was not the craziest tailgating we have ever seen (the University of Iowa gets our vote), but it was a lot of fun, a lot of drinking, a lot of food, and a whole lotta burnt orange.

Tailgating in the shadow of the state capitol

Gotta start 'em young

Halloween and tailgating is always an interesting mix

This must be wear you tie up your horse

Definitely one of the prettier tailgating areas we have seen

The perfect weather certainly helped

Even the flamingos are burnt orange in Texas

Standard tailgating these days always includes satellite dishes

Unfortunately the game was on ESPN's new Longhorn network, which barely anybody has, even in Austin

What good tailgate doesn't have some beer pong?

One way to up your tailgating game is to hire DJs

Hook 'Em!

What good tailgate doesn't have a jumbotron?

You can even sit on an actual Longhorn

Seems like every school has one of these old school buses with space for a band on top

Darrell K. Royal Stadium

It has been a rough couple of years for the Longhorns, but nobody can take their championships away

Kids hoping to someday play for the Longhorns

Time to go watch the game...

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