inbloodyrise: t-town 'til i die

Feb. 9, 2011 at 12:00am

'nuff people say that "no, they can't believe."


you are beginning to get excited for soccer at Stadium

season schedule announced with eight home games right down the street from the harmon taproom, hank's, parkway, doyles, th hobknob, the harvester, amocat, tully's, sattelite, maxwells, psp, the mix, and mcmenamins...

comments [24]  |  posted under Football, Futbol, Soccer, Stadium, Tacom FC, Tide


by inbloodyrise on 2/9/2011 @ 1:53pm
anyone interested in being part of a supporters group, we are meeting at the Harmon Taproom tomorrow, 10 Feb, at 7pm to begin plannings for bringing great support and atmosphere to Tacoma's highest level of outdoor soccer.

by KevinFreitas on 2/10/2011 @ 8:33am
I can't make it tonight but if there's call for a pep band to play at games I'll keep that in mind once I get the Horns of Destiny together and blowing!

P.S. - Are the Tide coming to play at Stadium? Or is it some other league?

by thriceallamerican on 2/10/2011 @ 9:30am
Yes the Tide are coming to Stadium.

I can attest from personal experience that making a pep band work for soccer games is a challenge. (Drums are an easier match to the supporter culture...)

by Dave_L on 2/10/2011 @ 2:04pm
How late do you think you'll be there?

by inbloodyrise on 2/10/2011 @ 6:31pm
long enough to, meet greet and share ideas. depends on amount of ideas. iill be here til prolly 9

by inbloodyrise on 2/10/2011 @ 6:31pm
long enough to, meet greet and share ideas. depends on amount of ideas. iill be here til prolly 9

by inbloodyrise on 2/10/2011 @ 6:50pm
nice idea kevin. i look forward to hearing that.

by inbloodyrise on 2/10/2011 @ 8:24pm
ride complete!

by Joel 413 on 2/11/2011 @ 10:33am
"I can attest from personal experience that making a pep band work for soccer games is a challenge. " -thrice...

This is a perfect example of the SoundWave at Sounders' games. When first they started playing MLS games, the band was there in the GA section right next to the ECS. Then they moved to the upper deck beneath the "12th man" flag (which isn't flown at Sounders matches) Then they are moved to the opposite side of the stadium tucked in a corner beneath the "hawk's nest" I wonder if they will even be in the stadium this year?

It is nice to see them at pre-game in Occidental Park, and to be ther efor the March to the Match... but do we need them during the Match? Not with the supporters clubs and the 36K+ fans. no.

Sorry to go Rave green/Seattle on you. But it was a perfect example in this equation. I think Looking at the Horns of Destiny for Tides would be interesting, but learn from the big club up north, too.

by thriceallamerican on 2/11/2011 @ 11:32am
That's my "personal experience", a member of said group.

(Incidentally, we've only been up by the 12th man flag for the friendlies where the entire stadium has been open for ticket sales. And to your question about this year, Sound Wave will still be in the stadium, though expect some changes in the way we are used during the run of play, incidentally more in the direction of drums instead of blasting out songs.)

Hey, maybe if the Horns play at Tide games they should be called the Tidal Wave.

Pre- and post-match stuff is definitely where Sound Wave works best (and is the most fun as a member) and would probably be the best use of Horns of Destiny. March with supporters (from Doyle's?), put away the horns during the game to chant with other supporters, and then possibly something postgame. Just thinkin' out loud here.

Go Sounders, and Tide!

by KevinFreitas on 2/11/2011 @ 12:50pm
Great feedback guys, and thanks for sharing your first hand experience @thrice! I'd totally be down using the group for a processional from Doyles and bring all brands of percussion for the during game pep. So many ideas... must finish some music then gather musicians.

by Joel 413 on 2/11/2011 @ 1:24pm
@thrice - nice to see the SoundWave are looking at how to be better engaged during the course of play. Maybe work with the NES since they aren't as large as ECS to help create a double-ended "WALL of SOUND" that is coordinated with ECS during times when teh other team is in control.

I just wanted to make it clear that I wasn't saying do away with soundWave, I love the fact that the SFC has their own band. I just didn't think having a full brass band was necessary to sir up the crowd with the Qwest Atmosphere the way it is :)

The march from Doyle's to Stadium should be called:
The Dance to Destiny? No
The Parade to Paradise? Ummm
I got it
The Stroll to Stadium!

by inbloodyrise on 2/18/2011 @ 10:23am
we're still working on our very small group's manifesto. emphasis was on tacoma love and non-violent support.

the schedule is released with eight regular season home games and also a friendly match versus a 4th tier english team. $50 for season tickets.

by inbloodyrise on 2/18/2011 @ 10:44am
amocat is a short dance away from destiny. just saying...

by inbloodyrise on 2/28/2011 @ 1:40pm

Bremerton owns Tacoma in the 2010 Narrows Bridge Bell derby

by inbloodyrise on 3/12/2011 @ 7:46am
as taken from the soccer examiner:

"Tacoma Tide FC are excited about their move to Stadium Bowl in 2011. It will be the first time in six years that the Tide will play in Tacoma proper. So imagine their feelings when it was revealed that their 2011 home opener at the 100+ year old historic venue conflicted with a Sounders home match against Sporting Kansas City.

The Tide contacted their foe for that night, the North Sound SeaWolves. SeaWolves owner Alex Silva was more than willing to work with Tide owner Mike Jennings, and as a result the Tide home opener has been pushed forward eight days to Friday, May 13, 2011 at 7:00 PM.

Tacoma also revealed that they will host a double header on July 17th when the Sounders Women of the W-League play the Colorado Force at 1:00 PM at Stadium Bowl. Tacoma Tide FC follow with their international friendly with Port Vale FC at 4:00 PM."

Continue reading on Tacoma Tide FC shift home opener to May 13th to avoid Sounders conflict - Seattle Soccer |

by inbloodyrise on 3/15/2011 @ 12:42pm
spoke to their GM and they hope to very soon have those season tickets available through

by tacomalove on 3/15/2011 @ 3:00pm
I think a band would be great. Let's start with a solid group of supporters maybe though? It's possible that our approach is a little too intimidating for some, inbloodyrise. Maybe we should talk about how to make things friendly for anyone that wants to show extra support, but doesn't want as much attention drawn to them as we normally do. (We're kinda ridiculous). I don't have any ideas...I just see this as possibly being a hesitation for some.

by cisserosmiley on 3/15/2011 @ 3:11pm
is there a family section?

by inbloodyrise on 3/15/2011 @ 4:12pm
it is all family. no orphans allowed.

by inbloodyrise on 3/15/2011 @ 4:16pm
ms. tacoma love, its a huge stadium. there is plenty of space for people to enjoy tacoma soccer in whichever manner they please. speaking of which. you should see if they will donate tickets to needy kids in foster cares.

by inbloodyrise on 3/21/2011 @ 10:15pm
season tickets available online now on the cheap. get them before april and a free game against england is included.

by inbloodyrise on 3/21/2011 @ 10:21pm
i believe there are eight regular season home games which are priced ten dollars individually.
so all plus the extra english one for $50 is like getting 9 games for the price of five in the illustrious and imminent stadium bowl.

all are welcome. especially families.

by inbloodyrise on 3/28/2011 @ 11:56am
yeah, @x3AllAmerican i guess that there is talk between the team front office and at least the parkway and doyles about some kind of march to the game. i dont know any details yet. organization is not one of my specialties, i just dont see how it would work well unless it was just an understood thing that people might be at local business's before the match and would all leave at a certain time to get to the game. something spontaneous and natural.


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