Saturday, April 18, 2009

Rip City Uprise, First-Round Play Offs Begin in Two Hours and 15 Minutes

Here are some of the photos that I quickly took at Thursday's rally. I later learned that the estimated attendance was 15,000--I imagine that was closer to 2 p.m. when the entire team came on stage. I was there for about 15 minutes starting around 12:20 p.m. I managed to get a few feet in front of the statue "Allow Me," in between two gracious teens, a couple guys enjoying the sunshine and the hoopla. The connection between us was instantaneous, Blazer fans that we are!

I love how this photo turned out! It's a guy's sign, as seen through the poster paper with the aid of the sun.
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This is the SEI Academy Drumline--they sounded great! From SEI's Web site: Self Enhancement, Inc. is one of the nation's most comprehensive and successful youth development organizations. 90% of our students overcome significant barriers to success (poverty, family substance abuse, gang involvement, absent parents, low academic achievement, etc.) to become positive, contributing citizens.
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For many, a popular part of every home game for the Blazers, the Blazer Dancers.
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For me, the best part of my quick trip to the rally, team jerseys every where.
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Here's the cheerleaders, too.
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The crowd, as seen from the KGW helicopter.
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4 comments:

PJ said...

You're a fan's fan, you are! This is a great tribute to your team.

Jim said...

Great shots that capture the excitment. I am sitting here watching the Mavericks play and the feeling in Dallas this year is we made the playoffs, ho hum.

Jr. isnt doing very well tonight either.

WendyB said...

I like the way you're stalking jerseys. Serial jersey stalker!

Steve Buser said...

Wow, quite a sheebang.