Just because you have a night game doesn't mean you can't tailgate during the day...or even the day before.
Some Gamecock fans set up camp for the Vanderbilt game as early as Friday afternoon.
And Saturday before noon the tents were up and fans were ready to go.
So what is the best part of the whole thing for some fans?
"We like to eat. We eat all day long. We eat first thing in the morning and we eat up to the game time. Right when we go to the game. So our favorite part is the eating part." says Mike, a Gamecock tailgater.