Blackhawks Parade and Rally in Downtown Chicago
June 11, 2010
Chicagoans know how to show some hometown love. Productivity dipped to an all-time low on Friday as a sea of red-clad fans—the city estimated the crowd at 2 million—swarmed the streets of downtown Chicago to celebrate the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup win. The parade began at 10:30 a.m. at Washington and Wacker, but crowds gathered long before to catch a glimpse of the National Hockey League champs. The celebration ended with a rally on Michigan and Wacker, at which Mayor Daley and Gov. Pat Quinn shared the stage with Blackhawks players, coaches, and owner Rocky Wirtz. Our photographer braved the crush of fans—and humidity—to document the festivities.
Photography: Ray Whitehouse and Esther Kang