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Below you see a Red Explorer with a guy standing there. These guys made the COLOSSAL mistake of ridiculing a Chicago Police officer while he was clearing traffic. The cop finally said to them "YOU WANNA BE A MAN, COME OVER HERE! YOU WANNA BE A LITTLE BOY, GO HOME". Whatever that means. Anyway, if these guys were sober they are easily the stupidest group of people I have ever seen. And if they were drunk, they are still pretty stupid.
We got to the game early as this year we park at the Adler Planetarium. By getting there super early we avoided 1) the insane cash parking line and 2) got this cherry spot right on the park. This photo sucks, but right behind those out buildings is the beach and Lake Michigan. I don't think there is a better spot to tailgate at Soldier Field than this spot.
Some parents don't even pretend to get their kids involved in the tailgating, just hope they keep themselves busy.
As you exit the lot you can't bring any bottles or cans - not sure if you can bring a cup of beer. Looks to me like Miller Lite is winning this battle royale of the crappy beers. Also, seems that the learning curve is pretty flat - wouldn't want to provide a dumpster for these empties or anything, just keep putting the same old one barrel there to get overflowed in three seconds. Then again, it is the Chicago Park District so what do you expect.