As New "#1 Ticket Holder" for The AFL's Fremantle Dockers, Kevin Parker Wrote an Anthem/Fight Song For the Club (Of Course You Know EXACTLY What I'm Talking About)
Whenever you see "AFL" in a headline, it's easy to assume the article is about the American Football League, but sadly that innovative league no longer exists due to the 1966 NFL-AFL Merger that went into full effect upon the conclusion of Super Bowl IV. If you need to scratch that AFL itch, I've got a five-part documentary that you're going to LOVE.
Of course, in modern times, when one speaks about The AFL, one is referencing Australian Football League. Us yanks know it better as Aussie Rules Football (I thiiiink?), and thanks to COVID and YoutubeTV streaming rights, I've watched a fair share (maybe 37 total minutes) of this chaotic game.
Over the weekend, Fremantle Dockers of the AFL gave Kevin Parker of/who his Tame Impala the honour of #1 ticket holder. I know you know exactly what that honour bestows, but so nobody feels left out:
It's essentially a symbolic gesture given to a club's biggest fan; picture Jack Nicholson or Spike Lee with a participation certificate (I actually love that idea and smell a future blog topic). Over the weekend, Kevin made an appearance at Perth/Optus Stadium to take in the honours.
In this clip, Kevin explains how he became a Dockers supporter and the connection he has with Fremantle.
Obviously, there is some aspect of music in American sports. We've all heard "What I Like About You" and the super-canceled Gary Glitter during timeouts before, but few teams in any of the "big four leagues" have official team songs/cheers/fight songs/team anthems/fill in whichever term you like the best. The Patriots have "Our House" by Bon Jovi, but that shit is not exactly connecting with fans under 52 years old; I'm super jealous that Dockers supporters get Tame Impala for their team track while we're stuck with confused Giants fans.
What we experience as fans is nothing like the chanting and singing that goes on in European soccer, or this case Aussie Football. As part of his "duties" as #1 Ticket Holder, Kevin Parker wrote (and possibly performed..not really sure..I've seen conflicting reports, but I'm assuming it is) a new hype song for Fremantle Dockers or FREO as supporters know them. I dig it! It sounds like it belongs in an 80s movie training montage.
It looks like the lads loves it!
I needed a team to fill that R*d S*x filled void in my heart, I think I just found them. #ForeverFREO