The official tailgate party event for the National Championship game is Thursday at the Rose Bowl, costs $30, and features the Goo Goo Dolls. But why wait till game day to get good and fired up about the Big Game? Pasadena Magazine presents Countdown to Kickoff. With '70s funky time-trippers Boogie Knights, you're in good hands. The band are professionals at getting the crowd excited, and have years of corporate gig experience getting fists pumped for Old Navy and Pizza Hut. And really, nothing gets you in the mood for college football better than men in afro wigs performing Village People hits. (P.S. Does anyone know who's playing in the Big Game?)

Tue., Jan. 5, 6 p.m., 2010

LA Weekly