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.”