Rays of sunlight peek over the top of the horizon. There’s a crisp chill in the air—but it’s a warm and welcome beginning, a reward for those early risers and super fans who embrace the elements regardless of the forecast.
Jovial greetings are passed between strangers without second thought. Grills and barbecue smokers fire up throughout the parking lot, the smell of burning wood and charcoal a fragrant prelude of the feast that’s to come. These are the sights, sounds and scents at the beginning of a KC tailgate, a tried-and-true local tradition unlike any other.
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