I'm a chemistry grad student who likes to drink beer, watch sports, go camping, talk about important stuff and eat good food. Tailgating includes all of these things, and therefore is one of my favorite activities. If my cats were there and we were reading an article from the Journal of the American Chemical Society, that would be a vignette of my entire life in Seattle.
I grew up in Minnesota and went to UWisconsin for undergrad... Go Badgers! Go Huskies!