If the cerulean that matched the sky on a perfect day in Kansas City didn’t awe you, how about this?
A crowd estimated at 800,000 (in a metro area of roughly 2 million) turned out to celebrate the Royals’ World Series victory on Monday.
The images were stunning, even by the standards set by Chicago and its Blackhawks parade(s) and New York’s Canyon of Heroes moments. This was the first time in 30 years that Kansas Citians have had the chance to celebrate like this and they made the most of it.
— The Kansas City Star (@KCStar) November 4, 2015
— The Kansas City Star (@KCStar) November 3, 2015
Kids were given the day off from school and traffic getting to the parade and party was so heavy that motorists finally gave up and abandoned their cars on the street. (Like D.C. when three snowflakes fall.)
PHOTO: Check out these motorists just parking their cars on the interstate and walking toward Royals parade pic.twitter.com/Ssx8gvD58D
— Shain Bergan (@ShainKCTV) November 3, 2015
It was a fairly orderly crowd, too. As of 4:30 p.m. CST, there had been only three arrests at the parade and Union Station rally, the Kansas City Police Department reported.