...up in the Berkshires last weekend.
Not that W.A.S.P. (unfortunately). The kind indigenous to the Northeast, who swarm (har har) to see the Boston Symphony Orchestra perform at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA, on summer weekends. With all the crowds gathered outdoors, eating and drinking in anticipation of the main event, it was kind of like tailgating for an LSU game.
Except it was the complete opposite.
I exaggerate, but a few of the ways the crowd at Tanglewood contrasted with Tiger tailgaters were the presence of raw vegetables, a prevalence of innumerable cheeses, probably zero percent of which had names ending in -Whiz or -eeta, and the general lack of beer in favor of wine. (We opted for beer, the impracticality which was soon evident. If you don't have a ride-on cooler, wine is just more portable.) But you don't want to have that glass spill over, so best get a set of these wine-glass stands from Williams-Sonoma.
These gents rolled with a portable picnic table and tablecloth.
And this guy three-upped everybody with his candelabra setup. For dining alone.
Overall though, as a scientific conclusion judging from this crowd, WASPs are not very exciting. They don't like to dance, so there will be no pictures of a Macarena in progress, such as there are when I've seen Tiger tailgating sessions. If anyone got intoxicated here, they must have turned it inward on themselves rather than put on an entertaining display.
Oh yeah, and there was also a live musical program of Mozart, and numerous shooting stars, for those who were looking.