I didn’t get to see much of the tailgating scene at last night’s game, although what I did see was just about as overrun with Steelers fans as the rest of the stadium. There was something of a unique tailgate downtown, though: the Great Ape House at The National Zoo thought the orangutans might enjoy getting in the mood for the big game.
According to a press release from the zoo:
The orangutans participated in the fun with enrichment goodies like fries (cut baked potatoes), Redskins/Steelers banners (sheets they like to cover themselves with) and life-like quarterbacks made of straw (bedding).
Fair enough. But I bet they don’t travel to away games like the RFK does.
Anyhow, even in the National Zoo, Steelers fans had a strong presence:
According to all reports, though, the orangutan tailgate party complied in all ways with the new Fan Code of Conduct and ended without ever getting too out of hand.