The city of Chicago went all out for the Cubs' World Series parade
On Wednesday night, with a thrilling extra-innings win over the Indians, in what might've been the best Game 7 in World Series history, the Cubs won their first championship in 108 years. And the thing about winning your first World Series in over a century is that you get to celebrate like you just won your first World Series in over a century. For the Cubs' World Series parade on Friday afternoon, the city of Chicago went all out.
All out, as in the city dyed the Chicago River blue:
Watch the Chicago River turn Cubbie blue as the city braces for a World Series parade 108 years in the making pic.twitter.com/bccrPC2EyM- Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) November 4, 2016
All out, as in packing Grant Park to the absolute brim:
All out, as in no room to move on the streets:
Good thing the parade route covers a lot of ground:
Chicago schools had a scheduled day off on Friday (no connection to the Cubs, allegedly), so the kids were there, dabbing of course:
And mud wrestling?
Kris Bryant got ready by rocking his Championship Belt:
Dexter Fowler got ready by autographing Anthony Rizzo's nephew:
Then it was time for the parade to begin:
David Ross (@D_Ross3) November 4, 2016
And they were off!
There were selfies:
Hey Chicago, what do you say? pic.twitter.com/07WSgXBX3s- Anthony Rizzo (@ARizzo44) November 4, 2016
A LOT of confetti:
Things got a little dicey for a moment:
These buses are too high up! We almost got taken out by the power lines! Lost my hat! Haha- Jon Lester (@JLester34) November 4, 2016
But don't worry, the Cubs' survived like they survived being down 3 games to 1 in the World Series:
You can be sure the "W" flags were flying:
The professional curse breaker showed some love:
If you were wondering where the Commissioner's Trophy was -- David Ross had it:
The Cubs got to Grant Park and Grandpa Rossy made everyone take one more selfie:
And then there was one final, acoustic, sing-a-long rendition of "Go Cubs Go!"