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‘Wobble’ dance from Howard U’s tailgate

As I noted in this week’s Food section story on Howard University’s tailgating scene, the student body, both past and present, know how to party. The clip above is a good example.

So was my brief conversation with two members of the 2002 pledge class of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, which was reuniting under a tent on the parking lot across Georgia Avenue NW from Howard. (The names have been concealed to protect the innocently imbibing.)

As we stood near a table that would soon be loaded with food purchased from KFC, I asked two sorority sisters why they decided to take part in this year’s tailgate.

“I’m here to eat,” said one 33-year-old alumna from Chicago, who then corrected herself.

“No, actually, I’m here to drink.”

Tim Carman serves as the full-time writer for the Post's Food section and as the $20 Diner for the Weekend section, a double duty that requires he ingest more calories than a draft horse.


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