The famous “Geaux Tigers” saying rang through the LSU campus as fans celebrated the first football game of 2020.
“We didn’t know if there was going to be a season, we didn’t know if there were going to be fans. When I got my email from TAF that i got my ticket, it was almost like thank God,” says fan Louisa LeBas.
“I think the excitement is still here. people are excited to get back into football so we’re ready,” Jessica Bonura says.
Campus looked a lot different with no tailgating and some students say it’s much different from what they’re used to.
“You’re used to walking around campus and i usually see people on campus so that’s a big difference in not seeing people,” LSU junior Bailey Dore.
“It’s definitely really weird because you grow up with tailgating. You grow up seeing everyone getting around, having fun and meeting people. I was actually excited to meet people as a student and that kind of got taken away which sucked,” says Anna Cate Strong who is an LSU freshman.
With many policies to ensure a safe experience, one fan said he doesn’t mind the rules.
“That’s a part of the times and it’s like any other game. explain the rules and we’ll play by them,” says Bob Riches who typically hosts 20-30 people for home games.
Rules or not, nothing is taking the joy of fans who now get to watch their beloved tigers on the field.
“Thank God, I’m just glad to be here,” says an LSU fan.