-photo by Markus Kemp
For those of you who often wonder what I'm talking about when I carry on about tifo, here is an example from last Saturday's match. The largest panel is called an overhead, and is rolled out over the heads of the seated fans for about two minutes, between the National Anthem and the first kick.
Then you see rail banners and flags. Son Jake and friend Joe are responsible for most of the tifo. A few of the flags are ones I made, with Jake's help. The week before this match I resewed the seams on the big white panel and the Full 90 banner.
The North End Supporters are a small group of fans who are trying to get more involvement in team support on their end of the field. If you've ever watched a match here in Seattle, I'm sure you've seen the Emerald City Supporters in the south end. They're the large group of singing, chanting, bouncing, flag waving fans you can hear all over the stadium.
Our seats are just out of camera range to the right in this photo. We're not under the overheads, but we're waving our flags! It all just adds to the fun!