Yo soy Columbus, este sentimiento no lo puedo parar…
by Heidi Baxter
Upon hearing this simple song line, I was hooked. I am Columbus, I can’t stop this feeling…. It was the spring of 2012 when Nordecke seemed like a dream team of fans to me. And there I was, in the thick of it.
La Turbina Amarilla, one of the supporters groups of the Columbus Crew SC, accepted me with arms wide open, grill hot as can be and laughs a minute. Never had I experienced soccer in Columbus with such raw passion.
It took a couple of months for me to buy my first drum to be a legit member of La Turbina. In the spring of 2013 I bought my first drum that was actually a bongo, but you can’t knock a fan willing to make noise. I may have hesitated to get that bongo, yet I never hesitated in getting in on all of the singing for our yellow soccer team. In 2017, I upgraded to a marching band-grade snare. Both of these purchases had a goal: to make some flipping noise for The Crew.
The Crew has given me so much joy. The feeling when our guys score, come out from behind, have a quick ball make it across the pitch or when the stars align and they win at home: these feelings have made taking my drum to the games and all the kids I can to help spread the love for our massive team 100% worth it. The kids range in age from 7 to 14, are family and loaner kids from my friends, and they always have the same reaction: Columbus is the greatest team the world has ever seen
I hope that the Crew stays in town for many years to come so that all of us can keep sharing this joy. I don’t know how I could beat my drums or lose my voice in support of any other soccer team.
Because as we all know, ¡yo si le voy, le voy a Columbus!