A tailgate party is a social event held on and around the open tailgate of a vehicle. Tailgating, often involves consuming alcoholic beverages and grilling food. Tailgating parties occur in the parking lots of stadiums and arenas, before and occasionally after games and concerts.

In America, they call this tailgating. In south Africa, we call this a day at the rugby.

On Saturday, 14 July, CN&CO along with a few of our partners went to watch the Emirates Lions take on the Vodacom Bulls.

In true South African style, we along with so many other supporters from either side of the boerewors curtain parked our cars, took out the cooler boxes and set up the braai.

35 friends, family and partners of CN&CO descended on the streets of Bertrams, using the newly found What3Words, only a few hundred meters from the Emirate Airline park around lunch time. (the location will remain fairly secret as I feel it is one of the best spots on the area)

Braaiing chicken and beef pregos which were sourced from the ever-popular Sloane Meat Market, the gang had more than lined their stomachs for the afternoon.

Not everyone knew each other at the start of the day but come the time we moved into the stadium with our individual packs of delicious biltong and found our seats, we were all the best of friends. Even the solitary Bulls supporter in the group. Hard luck Jannes.

After the match, where the Lions dominated after a bit of a shaky start, we all headed back to the tailgating spot where we indulged in a few left-over prego’s and a few more drinks.

Here’s to the Lions as they take on the Jaguares in their play-off match.