It is how a lot of 'boils' are done in the US South! Typically though you use some brown paper on top of the table to absorb the liquids; some use news papers but I prefer the thicker brown paper. For a true country boil, it goes straight from the pot to the table.
Ooooh, don't get me started on fried chicken. I'm in the North East US but during the Spring & Summer I think my appetite was meant for the South. Add some course cornbread on the side and I'll be happy.
I've never tried space faring chicken... is it anything like free-range chicken?