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MLS All Star Fun: fans gather for pop

Portlanders pack Pioneer Courthouse Square to see pop band Cold War Kids


Photo Credit: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - Fans wait in Pioneer Courthouse Square Tuesday evening for a free concert by Cold War Kids.As part of the Major League Soccer All Star Game festivities, which is being hosted by MLS, the Portland Timbers and Adidas America, thousands of music and soccer fans descended on Pioneer Courthouse Square Tuesday evening for a free concert by Cold War Kids.Photo Credit: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - Fans who could no tget into Pioneer Courthouse Square Tuesday evening for a free concert by Cold War Kids tried Satrbucks, but the view was blocked. Many danced in the street instead.

The square was packed to capacity before sundown, causing hundreds of fans to be turned away. At the VIP section on the southwest corner, players of the Timbers, the MLS All Stars and German opponents in Wednesday's match Bayern Munich squeezed past confused ranks of Portlanders. Some fans without tickets used their climbing skills to ascend the fire escape and watch from the roof of the building next to Jackson Tower. Photo Credit: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - Some of those who could not get into Pioneer Courthouse Square Tuesday evening for a free concert by Cold War Kids climbed the fire escape toget a better view from the roof of the building next to Jackson Tower. Photo Credit: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - No ticket? No problem! Climbing skills were on display as those who could not get into Pioneer Courthouse Square Tuesday evening for a free concert by Cold War Kids climbed the fire escape toget a better view from the roof of the building next to Jackson Tower. At least a dozen made it to the top.