Cascadia Summit Dress Code

02/22/2011 2:42 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)

—by Dave Hoyt

In a blatant effort to get a few comments and some discussion going in our new blogs section of TA.org, I wanted to put out a question to you to get a few thoughts on how we should approach the preseason games coming up next weekend.

On one hand, people are dying to wear their new Timbers kits to support the boys in green. We want to represent our supporters group and the team as well as we always have. A No Pity scarf means it's easier to find a friendly face in the crowd.

On the other hand, this is a preseason tournament away from home with limited amounts of crowd control and supporter segregation. Sometimes discretion is the better part of valor. A No Pity scarf can mean it's easier to find an unfriendly face in the crowd, ready to turn your gear into his or her trophy.

So what do you think?

Comments

  • 07/11/2016 9:37 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    scott.v.swearingen says:
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I make it a point to roll casual to away games. It is much easier to enjoy the match when you don’t have to worry about having your scarf stolen. It also allows you to go unnoticed if you accidentally find yourself in an area or situation disconnected from fellow Timbers fans.

    You can always accent your casual nature with a small identifier like a button or a green pair of trainers, but dressing in kits and scarves equals a bad time on the road in my experience.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:37 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Dan says:
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Why would we NOT be wearing our Timbers and/or TA apparel? Are we talking about at the game or out in the city and such?
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  • 07/11/2016 9:37 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Ryan Pollard says:
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    I’m going scarfed, but I’ll have it knotted around the ol’ neck to help prevent theft. That with my TA hoodie and I’m happily uniformed.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:37 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Casey Crebs says:
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    I’m only going to the Vancouver game and I figured it would be ok to wear more of my stuff to this game. If I was going to the Seattle game I wouldn’t be wearing anything Timbers related so I wouldn’t have any problems with any of the idiotic Shittle fans.

    So Seattle game=casual
    Vancouver game=Maybe kit and scarf?
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  • 07/11/2016 9:38 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Andrew Brawley says:
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    If this were Qwest, I’d be more apprehensive. Since we’re in Tukwila (essentially neutral ground), and the fact that I’m 6’9″ and over 3 bills, I’ll be sporting the scarf. Living in fear to not show our colors is a sign of weakness. Plus, if opponents’ fans have nothing better to do then steal our scarves, their true colors are showing.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:38 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Scott V Swearingen says:
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    @Andrew Brawley

    I’m actually more apprehensive that this is in Tukwila. Total clusterfuck of a layout, with minimal ability for segregation, and a totally botched ticket distribution plan. At least with the MLS official games in Qwest we will have full security details and a consistent entrance and exit plan. There will be way to much milling about at this I fear.

    Also both sides have stolen scarves in the past, it’s unfortunate but true.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:38 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Dan says:
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    I’ll be going scarved as well. If they steal a scarf, so be it. I’m going to represent my team, period.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:39 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Scott V Swearingen says:
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    @Dan

    At least tie your scarf or wrap it around your face. Just don’t leave it dangling from your neck so it’s so easy. Getting scarves stolen sucks, and people don’t respond well when things get taken. Avoiding confrontation is key.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:39 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Seth Hunt says:
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Casual. Not that I think anything will happen with the Southsiders, but as Scott says it makes things easier.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:39 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Randy Wilson says:
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I’m wearing my stuff. As it will likely be cold as s, it will probably all be covered by an enormous coat. But I see no reason not wear gear. I really hope that ridiculous scarf stealing thing that some shittle idiots (most were embarrassed by it I think) were doing last year has run it’s course — I’m having none of that.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:39 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Josh Thompson says:
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    i’ve been going casual to scum matches since i learned to walk. get on the bus noobs.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:40 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Nando says:
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I don’t think its fair to say it’s a sign of weakness not to wear your scarf or colors to away matches.

    For some folks its more about style in regards to football culture it has nothing to do with how you represent your team or whom is the bigger supporter because they wear a skirt of scarves or every scarf tied to their body. Those assumptions are wrong and ridiculous.

    I will be wearing, trainers, 501’s and the line of Adidas Polos or maybe Fred Perry with my Victronix jacket or possible a Holden jacket depending on the weather.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:41 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Chris Espinosa says:
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    @Nando

    Red Wing pole climbers, Dickies, Ben Davis, Carhartt jacket. Buy American.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:41 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    PTPomeroy says:
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I just spent $60 getting my Rose City red away game outfit, I wanna wear it. This will be my first Timbers game, so I was not aware of the level of thievery of Seattle fans. Sounds a little scary. Andrew Brawley, can I stand near you? :)
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  • 07/11/2016 9:41 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Andrew Brawley says:
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    @PTPomeroy

    All are welcome. I’m more passive until provoked, though.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:42 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    El Fur de Ball says:
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I’m all for representing our team, but be prepared for the consequences. General Zod had his NEU scarf nicked in Seattle last year and he was dragged down the street in front of his wife and kids. Wearing a scarf and TA gear doesn’t make you a tough guy. It may make you a target. This preseason game in Tukwila has a huge influence on how tickets will be distributed in the future. The slightest little incident, even if it isn’t your fault, could have huge reprecussions.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:42 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Ed Hurtley says:
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    After all, the FO up there claims that all footy supporters are a bunch of hooligans, so obviously they know from their own crowd, right? It’s funny that S—– S——- supporters feel perfectly save in the Piggy, (I usually used the bathroom on that end because it was closest to my seats the past couple years and never once had any problems, even fully kitted out,) yet we don’t up there?
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  • 07/11/2016 9:42 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Jim Kelsheimer-Sevick says:
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    to settle a bet, those going in colors, have you done Seattle Away (love it!) before? I ask b/c some of it sounds like inexperience. If you MUST wear your scarf, KNOT THAT SHIT UP, YO! Tukwilla has been rowdier than Qwest historically due to ease of passage for fans and there is only one entrance/exit. And it goes directly in front of the Pod/ECS section.
    Suggestion from experience, if not on the bus, hide colors and wait for the bus, enter en mass. expect the fun to start as you get paraded in front of their supporters section.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:43 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Joe Wilson says:
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 10:23 am

    @Jim Kelsheimer-Sevick

    This right here. Listen to people who’ve been to Starfire before.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:43 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Matthew Cox says:
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Its a good question but don’t panic! Remember, ECS and the Southsiders are in the same boat as we are; we all know tickets for the away games are at stake for all sets of supporters if any of us don’t behave (no matter who was at fault).

    Does anyone remember last year’s experience at Quest? Once you actually got into the stadium, security was laughable. There was zero separation between us and the stand to our left full of fish. I was in the beer line by myself along with Sounders customers and I also used their restrooms without incident. And I’m not 6’7″, 300 lbs! As far as I know nothing happened to any of us in the stadium. We will be outnumbered at Starfire but that night we were outnumbered something like 30,000 to 450.

    Does anyone know if beer is being sold at Starfire? If not, it will certainly help avoid any trouble that may arise.

    That said, if things look like they are going to turn nasty, we have to be smart. Having experience of going to away matches in Scotland, you must stick together no matter what, hide your colors and go straight back to the bus or hotel. But I’m sure it’ll be fine.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:43 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Kyle Jones says:
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    This will be my first away match. Not trying to sound like a worried n00b, but I’ve asked many people for recommendations on how to approach away travel. The consensus? There is no consensus – at all. I want to stay on the side of caution, and do what I can to prevent an incident that screws all SGs down the road. At the same time, knowing that I won’t be doing anything stupid to the other side, I feel I should be able to rock a TA shirt and maybe a scarf. I’ve not gone digging on ECS or Southsiders sites, but what I gleaned from Steve’s appearance on MFS last week, TA/107ist is being held to an incredibly high standard, and I don’t get the impressions our neighbors to the north are under the same scrutiny. This complicates matters even more. WTF should I have to go out of my way to be on my best behavior while ECS and Southsiders are free to do as they please? Clearly, I’ve not made a decision. At the moment though, I’m probably going casual for Sounders, TA’d out for Whitecaps.
    To complicate things, I’m driving up with a friend, not taking the bus. He will be wearing his kit, period. We won’t be showing up to the game with 400 other people. Just me and him. And that’s where stupidity on the part of the other side worries me.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:44 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Joe Wilson says:
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 10:22 am

    @Kyle Jones

    If you’re worried about stupidity from our rivals (and based on experience you should be very worried), then don’t do anything to incite it! This would at this point in time probably include showing colors.

    Do you have tickets in the TA section? If so, and if you feel that you or your friend must advertise your allegiance, I’d recommend following Jim’s advice from above.
    “Suggestion from experience, if not on the bus, hide colors and wait for the bus, enter en mass.”
    Be safe, not sorry. Don’t let your desire to do what you feel you *ought* to be able to do ruin our chances at 1000 tickets next year (or even 500 later this year).

    This advice applies to any and all, not just you.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:44 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Kyle says:
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    @Joe Wilson

    And it’s the last thing you touched on, 1000 tickets next year, that is the biggest reason for my apprehension. Will have to wait to see what the 107ist manifest says about how the bus arrival at the stadium will work out. Ideally, I’ll be entering Starfire with the rest of you. And yes, tickets are for TA section; wouldn’t have it any other way.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:45 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Bodie says:
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 11:57 am

    For me….. Groups(bus) = colors, buddys = Colors, wife/couples = discretion. Idiots are everywhere but as long as we aren’t all will be well in the end. As usual it goes back to the Golden Rule. Treat as you want to be treated. Away or Home. And then the discussion turns to beer intake….Discretion x 2 in all cases!
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  • 07/11/2016 9:45 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Darcie says:
    Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    I’ve been wondering what to wear too, if the Rose City stuff is ok, and what is the venue like? Seating and parking look kind of sketchy. I’m a “n00b” myself, and not local (4 hrs south of PDX) but would also like to “join” Army members at Starfire. I’m a 107ist now, but don’t know the protocol. Don’t judge me :).
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  • 07/11/2016 9:46 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Scott V Swearingen says:
    Monday, February 28, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    @Darcie

    Where are you in Southern Oregon? I grew up in Grants Pass.

    I would read the comments, and follow the advice of those who have been to Starfire before.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:46 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Darcie says:
    Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    My husband says he’s wearing his jersey no matter what. I guess a jacket will be sufficient then… Maybe I’ll just follow suit…
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  • 07/11/2016 9:47 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Andrew Brawley says:
    Monday, February 28, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Something tells me most colors will be covered up by ponchos and other rain gear from the looks of the weather reports.

    Hey Adidas, any word on that new Timbers rain poncho?
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  • 07/11/2016 9:47 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Jay says:
    Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I think there is some good advice on the colors things here. However, i think that in a way not wearing colors is letting the other groups get a upperhand on us. If you dont go looking for trouble and stay with the group then you should not find much truoble. If you come with 1-3 people what for another group and join them, or the bus. Lets be loud and proud that we get to go cheer on our boys in green. let the maniacs in the S section do what they want, they can only make us look better. Colors all the way.
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  • 07/11/2016 9:47 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Darcie says:
    Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Scott, south of Grants Pass in Medford.
    I did read the comments. They are all over the map :)! So it’s boiled down to jerseys under jackets really, considering the weather…
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