Border Bash brings large crowd to downtown Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - For all the Georgialina football fans, the 21st annual Border Bash was Friday night at the Augusta Common. Fans for UGA and South Carolina came out to support their teams and to enjoy some good performances.

Everyone was excited for the heated rivalry game Saturday, and for fans, there's no better way to start a weekend of football than with a giant tailgate.

Bulldogs and Gamecocks came out to the Augusta Common today to support their teams, and proceeds from ZFriday night go to support local children's charities.

Cheerleaders and mascots from both schools were there to pump up the crowds, and Kristian Bush from country music duo Sugarland was the headliner for the concert.

Michael McNair, a Gamecock fan, said Border Bash is always a great time and is always full of energy, which is the perfect way to start the weekend.

"It's a great rivalry. There's a lot of great events down here, a lot of vendors, the kids are having fun, you've got the cheerleaders from both sides it gets everybody ready for Gameday," he said.

Fans said they're just ready to see the teams battle it out in what is sure to be a great game.

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