A train rolled by the Gamecock RV area at 7 a.m. Thursday, serving as a wakeup call on the first gameday of 2013. But most folks in the RVs hit the snooze button. Don't worry, like the alarm clock, the trains won't give up. They keep coming throughout the day.
Even the Gamecock flags were resting in a still morning when there were enough mosquitos in the RV park to fill every seat in Williams-Brice.
A few blocks away, a pickup truck already had claimed one of the few remaining free parking spaces near the stadium, at Shop and Blaylock roads. Nobody was in the vehicle, as it apparently was holding a spot for later in the day. Most of the old roadside spots now have signs posted saying “No Parking.”