Vancouver Whitecaps' Southsiders merrily interrupt VIFF proceedings

The Georgia Straight’s Craig Takeuchi was reporting on the Vancouver International Film Festival's Dragons and Tigers Awards on the red carpet outside the Vogue Theatre early Thursday (October 6) evening when proceedings were interrupted by a noisy walk-by.

It wasn’t a protest, though, just a group of the Vancouver Whitecaps’ most ardent and colourful supporters, the Southsiders, probably having just left Doolin’s Irish pub up the street and marching to their new pitch, B.C. Place Stadium, to take on Real Salt Lake in an MLS match. (The ’Caps won, 3-0.)

We’re the Southside
Super Southside
No one likes us
We don’t care!

Good on ya.

Video by Craig Takeuchi.


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Steve Newton

Oct 7, 2011 at 12:48pm

Just what Vancouver needs: drunken soccer hooligans!


Oct 7, 2011 at 2:04pm

Mr Newton got two out of three right. Not bad for a first try. The word he was looking for was 'supporter'. This correction brought to you by the south side.

We don't riot!
*clap* *clap* *clap clap clap*


Oct 7, 2011 at 2:14pm

No one there is a hooligan. I believe it was just after this chant we started with "WE WON'T RIOT"... So there, who are the hooligans now?


Oct 7, 2011 at 2:15pm

You are obviously at such a low lwvwl of education that you don't know any better but the Vancouver Southsiders are so far from being hooligans! They are against hooliganism! Unlike fans of another team in this city, hence the chant that the southsides were singing...WE DON"T RIOT!!!....WE DON"T RIOT!!! ECT!!!!!!

Stop the Insularity!

Oct 7, 2011 at 2:29pm

Steve Newton is a NIMBY.

Come on you Whitecaps!

Susan Harris

Oct 7, 2011 at 2:31pm

Steve obviously has no clue what a "hooligan" is, because the Southsiders are the farthest thing from it. On the contrary, they've been praised by Vancouver PD for the orderliness of the march. They even stop and wait for red lights before crossing an intersection, for crying out loud. Pretty much the opposite of hooligans, IMO.

Zachary Adam Meisenheimer

Oct 7, 2011 at 2:32pm

Steve Newton,

I'm guessing you don't understand the term hooligan, but football supporters in Vancouver, including the Southsiders, are anything but. Please don't use a word that you don't comprehend or fully grasp. It may harm the positive efforts of those working towards building something special and meaningful in a city more known for sport related violence...and it makes you seem ignorant.

Much Love,

Zachary Adam Meisenheimer

Dan Tanner

Oct 7, 2011 at 2:33pm

I think it's a refreshing change from drunken hockey hooligans eh ! I haven't seen a Southsider smash anything up in the city .. and they certainly wouldn't !

Drew Shaw

Oct 7, 2011 at 2:34pm

What Vancouver doesn't need is drunken hockey hooligans. Soccer fans are not a problem in Vancouver, Steve.


Oct 7, 2011 at 2:38pm

The other song we sang on that block was "We Don't Riot." A thing to keep in mind, Steve!