Lars Frederiksen – Lars Frederiksen’s Earthquakes fandom began as a child growing up in Campbell, Calif. when George Best visited his school for a community appearance. Although Lars went on to become one of the most celebrated artists in punk rock history with his band Rancid, his support never wavered for the team he grew up watching at Spartan Stadium. Often donning Earthquakes logos on his guitars in front of massive audiences, he became one of the club’s most vocal advocates and season ticket holders. His second band The Old Firm Casuals wrote and recorded the Earthquakes anthem “Never Say Die” released in 2014 and is still played before kickoff and after every late goal at Earthquakes Stadium.
You’re officially a Quakes Devotion Scarf recipient! Explain what it means to you to get this honor?
It's one of the coolest things that’s ever happened to me. Being a a supporter of this club for as long as I have, To say I’m honored is a complete understatement. Completely humbled by the experience.
Talk to us about your Quakes fandom. How long have you been cheering on the black & blue? What is your most memorable moment?
Became a fan when some of the players came to visit my school when I was in 3rd grade back in the 70’s. I Was always a fan of the sport but once I could make a connection here at home I was hooked. 2 memorable moments obviously the George Best goal against the strikers and Wondo’s goal that broke the record.
Who is your favorite Quakes player and why?
There’s 2 that top it for me. Wondo and Joe Cannon because they gave they’re heart and soul every time they stepped on the pitch. Never seen either Half-ass it ever. Legends.
What would be your message to Quakes fans out there?
A: never say die!