Farewell to Imperio Sismico

I regret to announce that Imperio Sismico will no longer continue as a registered supporter’s group for the San Jose Earthquakes going forward into the 2017 season. As you may or may not know, it takes a tremendous amount of effort to run a supporter’s group. That effort, unfortunately, was too often spent in matters with the Front Office.  This is one aspect of running a Supporter’s Group that should be straightforward and easy to navigate, however it is oftentimes not the case.

While changes have been made in the Earthquakes office that are meant to alleviate this constant, the past three years has nevertheless taken its toll on the Imperio Sismico leadership . As the President of the San Jose Casbah,  I thoroughly understand and support Henry and his leadership team’s decision.  I welcome any and all members of Imperio to please continue to join The Casbah at tailgates, in the stadium on game days, and at away-games,  going forward. You will always be welcome with us on and off the field.

Thank you to Imperio for helping to support our San Jose Earthquakes over the years.  We welcome you in continuing that support in the years to come, even if it’s not in an “official” capacity, because you will always be an Earthquakes Supporter.


Paul Swanson


San Jose Casbah

Don’t Cross the Line

Handmade Crochet Rainbow Bracelets will be available for purchase at the California Clasico Tailgate on Saturday, June 25th.  


ALL Proceeds will go to the OneOrlandoFund.  To guarantee your bracelet at the tailgate before they run out, please pre-order by clicking on the icon below:OneOrlando_White



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Don't Cross the Line


Deadline Extended for An Itty Bitty Bit of Time!

Our wonderful caterers have extended the deadline to get in our numbers until Monday!  That’s this Monday, June 20th, by 6 p.m.  Here’s the menu, in case you’ve been caught up in the whirlwind called Copa America, and missed the previous postings:

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Baked Beans


Corn on the Cob

All for Just $15 Per Person

Also, information on the Tailgate!  The tailgate will be in Lot 7 this year.  This is to more easily accommodate all members of the San Jose Casbah, The Faultline, and the Imperio Seismico without all the parking pass headaches.  So just look for the tents, the flags, and the large gathering of people.  Listen for the music and the laughter.  Smell for the cooking of delicious BBQ catering going on.  Or – – – just know that we will be where Arboretum and Galvez meet up.

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The lot opens at 2 p.m.!!!

Parking is $20.  If you already have an Avaya Stadium parking pass, it will be valid for any GA lot, which means it will be valid for Lot 7!

Don’t forget, as usual, we will have the Share Table ready and willing to hold the yummies you’re willing to share.  And the Magic Cooler will be overflowing with Kindness.  Haven’t put in your order for the BBQ menu yet??  Don’t worry, just GO HERE to guarantee your spot in line.

See you Saturday, June 25th, for the showdown you’ve been waiting for all season!

Deadline is Almost Here!

Don’t make us go all “Q” on you because you haven’t guaranteed your spot in line!  giphy

It’s almost June 17th and you don’t want to miss the famous California Clasico Tailgate BBQ of the century!

Go here to save your spot for mouthwatering

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Baked Beans


Corn on the Cob

All for Just $15 Per Person

California Clasico or Bust

The California Clasico is a soccer rivalry between two Major League Soccer teams – – – the LA Galaxy and your San Jose Earthquakes.  That rivalry goes full throttle in just 20 days.

wondoThat’s right!  Just 20 Days!!!!

In case there’s a bit of excitement at the game —file_191689_0_beckham-ban-642x362—you won’t want to be low on fuel.

So Click Here to Order your Sustenance NOW!

In case you need a reminder, it’s All-You-Can-Eat (Not You-Eat-All = = = Ha, that never gets old!)

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Baked Beans


Corn on the Cob

All for Just $15 Per Person!

Get your Order in By June 17th to Guarantee Your Spot In Line at the Best Grub Station Ever

Still Looking for Your 15 minutes of Fame?!

First things first, don’t forget to put in your order for the

California Clasico Tailgate Food Challenge!

AND, Do Not Forget to Remind Your Friends and Family . . . Again, and Again, and Again ! ! !  We need a final count by June 17.  If you’re not in, then you’re missing out on this . . .

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And second things second – the Casbah has received the following request.  We are solely passing on the information to talented peeps.  Any questions, please do not ask us, but refer to the contact information in the note.  The San Jose Casbah is simply the messenger.

I’m contacting you on behalf of the Copa America Centenario taking place at Levis Stadium on Friday June 3rd.

We’re currently recruiting volunteer cast members and thought some of your members would be a great fit or perhaps could help us get the word out about this incredible opportunity. It will be an exciting event to participate in which will be broadcast to over a million viewers! It is also a chance to meet new people, perform with big name stars and most of all have lots of fun. 

The rehearsal venue will be the San Jose University – Spartan Stadium. And cast members, who must be 15years or older,  will require a commitment of:

Saturday May 21st – 12:30 to 6:30 pm Cast Orientation/Rehearsal

Sunday May 22nd – 9:30 to 1:30pm or 2:00 to 6:30pm depending on which cast group they belong to

Saturday May28th – 3:00 to 9:00 pm 

Sunday May 29th – 10:00 to 4pm

Tuesday May 31st – 5:30 to 9:30pm

Thursday June 2nd – 7:00 to 11:00pm

Friday June 3rd – 10:00 to 7:00pm ( SHOW DAY! ) 

Attached you’ll find the invitation, schedule and a form anyone interested should fill out and send to us at casting@fivecurrents.productions

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any additional questions or concerns. 


Carolynn Richer

Assistant Stage Manager

Copa America Centenario


With less than two months away to prepare, it is time to revisit the checklist:

  • Oil the elbow joints. (Drinks don’t pour themselves.)
  • Grease the knee joints. (There’s going to be some jumping out of seats.
  • Apologize to the neighbors. (There WILL be some yelling practice going on.)
  • Dust off the wooden spoons. (There will be some Galaxy ass-whooping happening!)
  • Have your bag ready to go. (We may need to escort the defeated back to their own planet.)
  • And last, but not least, pay for yo’ food! (New menu this year!!!)


I know everyone looks forward to those amazingly yummy tacos and quesadillas provided by our amazingly awesome taco guy, but we’ve decided to change it up a bit this year.  Courtesy of our same amazingly awesome taco guy, the meal not to be missed will be as follows:


Pulled Pork Sandwiches

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Baked Beans


Corn on the Cob

Grab yourself a napkin and wipe up that drool.  Now get yourself to Paypal and reserve your spot for just $15/person (and yes, it will be all-you-can-eat, just like always!), or pay in cash at your nearest tailgate.

Off to NomNom Land

As usual, wristbands will be handed out at the California Clasico tailgate.  Make your payments early so we can give Alberto and his crew an accurate count, so he can make sure all walk away happy and full!


Keep an eye out for future information!










Help to Bring ProSoccer to San Francisco!


Hey guys, please help our new pro soccer team, SF Deltas, get a proper home in the heart of San Francisco–Kezar Stadium. First thing you can do is sign your name and address in the letter below.


Secondly, we have reached the final step to obtain the stadium contract that approves the SF Deltas to play their home games at Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park (the original home of the 49ers and Raiders). The majority of the people who know about the SF Deltas are in strong support. However, the process for approval has an important final step that is based on the number of people who show up to the SF Recreation & Park Commission hearing at City Hall.

The Commissioners will vote based on how many people attend the hearing in support of the SF Deltas. The biggest challenge? The hearing is in the middle of the work day.

Would you please join us to ensure our team has the best home possible in San Francisco?

Here are the hearing details:

When:    Thursday, March 17 @ 9:30 am

*Note: The hearing end time varies on where we are placed on the agenda. We’ll have that information 72 hours before the hearing. If we are first on the agenda, we should be out by noon. If we are later in the agenda, we should be done by early afternoon.

Where: San Francisco City Hall – 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, SF, CA 94102  Room 416

The benefits of bringing pro soccer to the community include:

– World’s game – An opportunity to bring professional soccer on a manageable and intimate scale into the heart of San Francisco.

 Rec and Park facility improvements and revenue – Nearly 1 million dollars in upgrades and deferred maintenance repair at Kezar and Boxer stadiums (half of which will take place prior to the first game).

– Affordable and accessible entertainment with multicultural appeal – Discount pricing (3,000 tickets @ $20 or less a game), free entry (200 spectators per game).

– Neighborhood commerce – Games anticipated to draw thousands of spectators – some of whom are expected to visit local shops, bars and restaurants.

It would be hugely appreciated if you could help us. I’d be happy to follow up with a call/e-mail to give you more details if you’d like.

I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your support!


Todd Dunivant


Did You Feel That ? ? ? ! ! !

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Shake . . .

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Holy Q . . . it’s Earth”Quake”s Time!

This Sunday, March 6, marks Opening Day for the MLS Season as your own San Jose Earthquakes take on the Colorado Rapids.

For all you long-time supporters, you already know where to go to get on with your pre-game groove!

For all you newbies, we welcome you with open arms to the west side of the Gold Lot, right next to the fence, and near the walkway opening. There will be flags a-flying, laughter turned on high, and a little bit o’ music to get you into the mood for the first game of the season!

Don’t forget to bring your favorite morning yum-yum for the Share Table (if you so desire), and maybe a little something for that Magic Cooler . . . hmmm, maybe?? And yes, the Magic Cooler will be open for business despite the 8 a.m. start time, because, after all, we’ve got to pretend it’s not 8 in the morning!

If you have yet to pay for your Casbah membership for the 2016/2017 season, you can still pay at the tailgate with Cash or Credit. Or you can pay here

$20 for Individual
$30 for Family (Two Adults and all children under 18)


Remember, the San Jose Casbah is a non-profit organization, and proceeds go toward the betterment of the Earthquakes Community. With your membership this year, you get a handy-dandy flannel blanket that will help to keep you warm on this overcast day. (If you’ve already paid for your membership, your blanket will be available for pick-up from 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. at the tailgate).