"Tailgating," said UCLA radio analyst and former Bruin Matt Stevens, "is like spending a day at an amusement park." Fans have taken the art of tailgating to such extremes that a pregame party now feels like a trip to the fair. Enjoy the photo tour, then click here for Jim Caple's take.

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A mountain setting is something special for tailgaters, but the fans are something else altogether. (Nina Van Ewijk/CU Sports Information)