One time last summer I thought it would be a good idea to drink tequilla and swim at the pool all day before a Brewers night game. (SPOILERS: It wasn't.) The memories aren't all quite there, but there is one thing that I do remember and am constantly reminded of: my complete obsession with Billy Joel that day. For some reason or another, all I wanted to do was listen to Billy Joel and whenever someone put something else on I changed it back to the Piano Man. I don't really recommend doing this. Your friends really end up liking you. I do recommend listening to music while tailgating as it can really amp up the experience. There is nothing quite like an air band breaking out mid-Bags game.
At the same time, the music has to be good. A lot of times I'll be walking through the parking lot and feel like John Belushi in Animal House when the guy is playing guitar on the stairs. That's not a good feeling and I think the people in that tailgate party know that their life really sucks. Who wants to listen to thrash metal before a baseball game? This isn't murderball guys. You need it to be a bit more laidback, but the second you let someone put on some sad girl music it's all over. Literally, over. Give up your seats kind of over. It's a tightrope your walking out there.
Luckily for you, I am here to recommend awesome music to listen to in the parking lot. Today's selection is Kings of Leon. This band straight up knows how to rock, but at the same time playing them in the background won't overpower everything else that is happening. A perfect mix for tailgate music.