On Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, the Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium was filled with Terrorhead Returns fans of all ages, determined to reclaim the Guinness World Record for loudest crowd roar in an outdoor stadium.
As posted on KMBC.com shortly after the game, 'The Red Sea' of fans reclaimed the title earned last month by fans of the Seattle Seahawks during the Chiefs' 24-7 win on Sunday over AFC Western Division rival Oakland Raiders.
Kansas City Chiefs fans raised the noise level up a notch or two with 137.5 decibels recorded at Arrowhead Stadium, breaking the Seahawks fans' record of 136.6 decibels.
The Facebook group Terrorhead Returns announced in September that an attempt would be made to reclaim the Guinness World Record at the Oct. 13 home game.
Terrorhead Returns is a grassroots fan movement to re-establish Arrowhead Stadium as the loudest stadium in the world, a title carried for more than 20 years.
In recent years, many Kansas City Chiefs fans have remained loyal, despite their team's losing record. The Chiefs were in their glory in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The Chiefs, led by quarterback Len Dawson, won Super Bowl IV on Jan. 11, 1970, defeating the Vikings 23-7. Dawson was named Super Bowl IV MVP.
Thousands of loyal Chiefs fans join the the red sea at home games, tailgating before the games and wearing their colors with pride.
Across the country, Kansas City Chiefs fans gather in homes and sports bars to cheer their team on each week, win or lose.
As someone who spent many years living 30 miles from Kansas City, I show my support for the Chiefs by wearing my colors all season.
As a member of the Leavenworth High School Marching Band, I performed in a halftime show on the field at Arrowhead Stadium in the mid-'70s and can attest to the loudness of the crowd.
Terrorhead Returns gives credit to the founders of their group: Tim VanderPol, Charlie Edrington, Connie Jo Gillespie, Ty "X-Factor" Rowton, Joshua Boothe and Mark Powell on their Facebook page.
With nearly 10,000 fans, the Terrorhead Returns group will remain loud and proud, keeping Kansas City Chiefs fans across the country fully engaged with updates on their Facebook page.
Special thanks go to my friend, Laura Hill, whose Facebook updates make me feel like I'm almost there for each Chiefs home game.
Laura shared the photos she took during the Oct. 13 home game for this article, including a shot of the scoreboard with the winning Guinness World Record posted.
You can find Laura tailgating before Chiefs home games and remaining loud and proud throughout each game. With Sunday's win, the Chiefs record improves to 6-0 for the season.