Friday, October 31, 2008

Phillies Parade

Since I missed the mayhem, I mean celebration, Weds. night I figured I should venture out and check out the parade. I mean, come on, it's a block from my office! At 9AM, folks were already lining up on the street for the 12PM parade. A coworker who takes the 5:40AM train said there were folks on his train coming down for the celebration.

Disclaimer: The photos were taken on my cell phone which usually takes crappy pictures. So, these aren't going to be the best.
Here's a kid who was all decked out for the event.

The crowds were insane. We first tried walking up 17th (I work on that street) but b/c Suburban Station lets out there, we went down a block or 2 to get a better view. Even on 19th there were still tons of people.

Here is first a video of one bus going by with Mayor Nutter (I think it was him, we were debating it back at the office) carrying the World Series trophy (?).

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This next video has the Philly Phanatic on it and some other players.

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Here's a better shot of one bus of players. I'm such a dork, I was asking people if players were on the buses since they weren't wearing their jerseys and, well, because I'm not a baseball fan.

This is my attempt at capturing the confetti in the air w/ a cell phone. Of course, I didn't think to take my good camera out of my carry-on . . .

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