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Photos from Grammatrain’s Gas Works video shoot

May 24th, 2010 by Athima Chansanchai

Thank you to our sister site, My Wallingford, for this story:

Last Thursday, Gas Works Park was shut down so the band Grammatrain could shoot a video for its Sounders FC anthem “The Last Sound.” The band and video producers asked for fans to join crowd shots that night, and the faithful heeded the call. sounderfan posted a collection of photos from the shoot, set to “The Last Sound,” on YouTube:

In other news from the shoot, KIRO reported that neighbors called 911 when they heard the band’s pyrotechnic explosions.

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Gas Works Park closed Thursday: Sounders fans welcomed as extras

May 17th, 2010 by Athima Chansanchai

UPDATE (May 20): Extras/Sounders fans are still invited to be part of “The Last Sound” video from 6 p.m. to midnight, rain or shine. Follow the signs. The Sounders have donated a large but limited amount of team-branded rain-gear on hand in the event that they’re needed.

Also, there will be a hot dog stand on site for the duration of the shoot for extras who
get hungry!

Those who can’t get there right at 5 are still welcome to show up when they can.

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Don’t count on going to Gas Works Park Thursday (May 20). A music video of a song dear to Seattle Sounders fans will be shot in the park, during the day and night. Noise will be controlled, but might be louder than normal.

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The video’s production coordinator, Vanessa Eng, said flyers will be distributed throughout the park today to give people notice of the shooting, which will take place in three main sections of the park – the fenced and un-fenced areas, as well as the hill.

Local band Grammatrain will be filming the video for the song, “The Last Sound,” which started being played at Sounders games earlier this year. Eng said the video will be mostly performance based and that the location was chosen because it’s “iconic of Seattle without being touristy. It has an edgier look that works with a rock band.”

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Sounders fundraiser for Haiti at George & Dragon

January 15th, 2010 by Heidi

Sounders FC players Steve Zakuani and James Riley and the Sounders supporters collective Gorilla FC are hosting a fundraiser for victims of the earthquake in Haiti at The George & Dragon Pub (206 N. 36th St) next Saturday, January 23.  Zakuani and Riley will be signing autographs and taking pictures for a $5 donation.  In addition, there will be a $5 raffle for autographed Sounders gear, gift certificates, and even used Zakuani shoes.  The George & Dragon will also be collecting a suggested $5 donation at the door, with 100% going to relief efforts.  All proceeds from the fundraising event will go to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund.  The event will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  The pub, known for showing classic football, will have the USA vs Honduras match on starting at 6 p.m. 

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Football (er, soccer) frenzy builds up in Fremont

October 27th, 2009 by Heidi

Buzz is all about for the city’s newest and shiniest sports sensation, the Seattle Sounders, this week.  On Thursday, they kick off Game 1 of a two-match semifinal series in the MLS Playoffs here at home. 

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We spotted a Sounders crew in Fremont this morning trying to get fans excited for Thursday’s match against the Houston Dynamo at Qwest Field (they had another crew in Ballard).  Not that the team needs any help drumming up ticket sales.  In fact, tickets have been hard to come by all season.  

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Playoff tickets went on sale Saturday morning and sold out within 30 minutes.  Due to overwhelming response, though, the Sounders have opened up 3,000 more seats in the upper level at Qwest Field.  Tickets start at just $20 and you can buy them online here.   

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