Cubs World Series parade becomes party for the ages
There are just over 2.7 million people living in Chicago, and seemingly all of them showed up Friday to celebrate the Cubs' World Series championship.
Cubs fans lined the streets of Wrigleyville, the Magnificent Mile and Grant Park as a wave of buses and trolleys made their way past some of Chicago's most historic landmarks.
People jockeyed for position hours before the parade started, hoping to see the players, coaches and heads of the organisation that brought home a championship for the first time in 108 years.
Downtown Chicago packed for the parade! pic.twitter.com/g69sIQ6b17-- Alec Brzezinski (@brzezin_alec7) November 4, 2016
Chants of "Go, Cubs Go", "Lets Go Cubs" and "MVP" (for Kris Bryant) echoed off the the nearby skyscrapers to create an amphitheater-like atmosphere near famous Water Tower Place.
After a line of trolleys came through holding fans and family members of the team, the players ended the procession and the crowd of thousands went wild.
Here come the World Champs! pic.twitter.com/FRwziUCmhH-- Alec Brzezinski (@brzezin_alec7) November 4, 2016
The last bus held Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, who was joyously dancing at the end of his double-decker. People clamoured over the World Series champs that gave the city of Chicago something to celebrate.
It was a season unlike any other for the Cubs and people of Chicago, capped by a parade for the ages.