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UF Gators Vs. Buccaneers Pre-Game Party & Tailgating
Pictures from the University of Florida Gators Vs. the Charleston Southern Buccaneers football game in Gainesville, FL.

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Gators Fans On Stilts
One of the best parts about college football is the pre-game partying, the die hard fans wearing humorous costumes, and of course the rampant tailgating.

These pictures were taken in the mid-town area of Gainesville on University Avenue across the street from the University of Florida campus.

The upcoming contest was between the Florida Gators and the visiting Charleston Southern Buccaneers on September 5th 2009 at 7:00 PM in "The Swamp" (Ben Hill Griffin Stadium). It ended with the Gators winning with 62 points over Charleston Southern with 3 points.

Like many Gator fans, we watched the game at several bars and restaurants in the area. A few of the establishments we visited included The Swamp Restaurant, Salty Dog, Grog House, and Gator City (formerly The Purple Porpoise).

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Some of the most notable UF Gators football players in this game were quarterback Tim Tebow, John Brantley, Riley Cooper, Jeff Demps, Chris Rainey, Major Wright, Brandon James, T.J. Lawrence, Justin Williams, Aaron Hernandez, Mike Gillislee, Cade Holliday, and Emmanuel Moody.
Guys On Stilts Posing
Crowded University Ave.
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
If you missed this game, there are still plenty more opportunities this year to experience an exciting college football weekend at the University of Florida in Gainesville. The home game schedule has the Gators playing Troy on 9-12-09, Tennessee on 9-19-09, Arkansas on 10-17-09, Vanderbilt on 11-7-09, Florida International on 11-21-09, and Florida State on 11-28-09.
Gator Fans & Painted Faces
Gator Adventure Productions
Girl Holding Live Alligator
A new feature (at least new to me) at this pre-game experience was the Gator Adventure Productions booth with several live American Alligators on display. For a small fee, you could sit and have your picture taken while holding a real live adolescent gator. For safety these baby gators had their jaws securely taped shut.
Gator Gear For Sale
Baby American Alligator
Rear Of Midtown Bars
For more, check out these related Gainesville photo galleries: UF Gators Vs. UM 'Canes 2008, University of Florida Campus, Gainesville 2006, Gainesville Show Shine & Sound Car Show, Lake Alice, Ironwood Golf Course, Fun Ford Weekend, American Heroes Air Show, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville Raceway, and the SW 34th Street Graffiti Wall.

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