My adult sons and I will be traveling to LSU for the Ole Miss game. Each year we travel from the Midwest to take in a SEC game. We love big boy football and all the awesome venues. We have witnessed so many great traditions and unbelievable games. So far we have made it to Tenn./Florida/Ole Miss/South Carolina and now LSU. I am looking for some help in a few areas: 1) Must see traditions (Champions walk/chants etc..). 2) Fun bars for Friday and Sat. with local flavor. 3) Great local restaurants that you must visit when you are in town. 4) Local relevant sites. 5) What to expect for ticket pricing and best locations in the stadium. Basically, anything you can share to make this a memorable father/son experience that will exceed anything we have done at other SEC games would be great. Thanks in advance for your help. Go Tigers!!
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Gotta do tailgating 3-4 hrs before the game in the parking lots around the stadium. Wear whatever gear you like and a Smile. Respond to taunts of "Tiger Bait!" with a wave and a smile, and you will get plenty of offers of free food and drink from Tiger fans. "Walk-ons" restaurant is near the stadium and has a great atmosphere, but you must try "Sammies" on Highland Rd for some really good seafood dishes. "Louisiana Lagnaippe" on Perkins Rd has outstanding food at a little higher price range. Be sure to see Mike the Tiger in his habitat, and a visit downtown to the old and new state capitols can be fun as well. Oak Alley plantation is about 45 miles from Baton Rouge on west bank of the river (2 1/2 - 3hrs round trip). It has the most amazing double row of 300-year old oaks in existence anywhere. I'll let someone else help with the bars and ticketing info. I hope you sit close enough to observe the student section during the game - especially when the band is playing. Be friendly and you will receive a very warm reception in the south Louisiana tradition. Have a great time!