Eagles parade: 52 photos from Philly’s Super Bowl celebration

The most epic event this city has seen since…1776?

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Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn
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Mark it down: February 8, 2018 will forever live as day to remember in Philly history.

Ok, in the light of global posterity, it’s not quite up there with what happened on July 4, 1776. It’s not often that a city gets to help birth a nation.

But for people who live here, the people who are from the Philadelphia of today? The Eagles victory parade was huge.

This city is no stranger to big processions that make their way up Broad Street — ones that include plenty of partying — thanks to the annual Mummers Parade. But this was something new.

Philly had never before won the Super Bowl, so this was a party more than half a century in the making.

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Dan Levy

No, there weren’t enough bathrooms. No, many of the food and t-shirt vendors doing brisk business along the route weren’t licensed. And yes, there’s a lot of trash to clean up after. But overall, the parade was a success.

Philadelphians came out in huge numbers. They came with loved ones, they came with family, they came ready to cheer a team that embodied the city’s underdog spirit — and its will to fight to the top, against all odds.

This team was underrated from the start, as Jason Kelce (in a mummers costume!) so eloquently explained. And they didn’t just play their heart out on the field — they were making a difference in the community all year long.

Sorry, Rocky, but we’ve got more relevant heroes now: the 2017-2018 Philadelphia Eagles.

Here are 52 photos from the celebration that took over the city.

The Ben Franklin Parkway was flooded by 6 a.m.

The Ben Franklin Parkway was flooded by 6 a.m.

HughE Dillon / Philly Chit Chat
Crowds of spectators already lined Broad Street at 7 a.m.

Crowds of spectators already lined Broad Street at 7 a.m.

Dan Levy / Billy Penn
A tribute to 'Big Dick Nick' Foles

A tribute to 'Big Dick Nick' Foles

HughE Dillon / Philly Chit Chat
Many tattoos of this game-winning play already exist

Many tattoos of this game-winning play already exist

Dog mask selfies are a thing

Dog mask selfies are a thing

Dan Levy
Maybe?

Maybe?

Dan Levy
Crowds were packed in, but peaceful

Crowds were packed in, but peaceful

Dan Levy
Some people made their own Lombardi Trophies

Some people made their own Lombardi Trophies

There were pop-up food stands

There were pop-up food stands

Dan Levy
There were beer trees

There were beer trees

Dan Levy / Billy Penn
Tell 'em

Tell 'em

Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn
Bud Light took over the skies — and people ate it up

Bud Light took over the skies — and people ate it up

Chris Montgomery / Billy Penn
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People climbed on whatever they could

Dan Levy/Billy Penn
Including quite a few poles

Including quite a few poles

Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn
People climbed street lights

People climbed street lights

Chris Montgomery / Billy Penn
People climbed monuments

People climbed monuments

Dan Levy/Billy Penn
People climbed trash trucks

People climbed trash trucks

Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn
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People climbed bus stops

Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn
People climbed cars

People climbed cars

Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn
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Better vantage point for video up there

Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn
Some walked  on stilts

Some walked on stilts

Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn
The honorees stood on top of things, too

The honorees stood on top of things, too

Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn
Mostly, the team soaked in the glory

You want to hold that?

Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn
Mostly, the Eagles soaked in the glory

Mostly, the Eagles soaked in the glory

Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn
Doug Pederson, giving Howie Roseman credit where due

Doug Pederson, giving Howie Roseman credit where due

Dan Levy
Feels nice, eh Doug?

Feels nice, eh Doug?

Everyone on the bus was hype

Everyone on the bus was hype

Team members families got to enjoy the fun

Team members' families got to enjoy the fun

Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn
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Dan Levy
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Is that a Lombardi Trophy in your pocket, or...

Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn
The cheerleaders weren't far behind

The cheerleaders weren't far behind

HughE Dillon / Philly Chit Chat
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Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn
There was no lack of harshing on NBC announcer Cris Collinsworth

There was no lack of harshing on NBC announcer Cris Collinsworth

Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn
Dog masks and eagle hats were equally prevalent

Dog masks and eagle hats were equally prevalent

Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn
Green beards were not in short supply

Green beards were not in short supply

Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn
The Philadelphia Police kept the route clear

The Philadelphia Police kept the route clear

Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn
Troopers also helped out

Troopers also helped out

Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn
The Municipal Services Building has never been so popular

The Municipal Services Building has never been so popular

Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn
The area from the City Hall to the Art Museum was a solid mass of bodies

The area from City Hall to the Art Museum was a solid mass of bodies

Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn
Some watched from balconies

Some watched from balconies

Chris Montgomery / Billy Penn
To get around, some used the underground tunnels

To get around, some used the underground tunnels

Chris Montgomery / Billy Penn
Others walked on the roadways

Pedestrians ruled

Chris Montgomery / Billy Penn
Jumbotrons allows people to hear what was going on at the steps

Jumbotrons allow people to hear what was going on at the steps

Dan Levy
Some people just hit up their favorite bars

Some people just hit up their favorite bars

Chris Montgomery / Billy Penn
McGillin's was a favorite

McGillin's was a favorite

Chris Montgomery / Billy Penn
Green was obviously the color of the day

Green was obviously the color of the day

Dan Levy/Billy Penn
Leaving the Parkway was not easy

Leaving the Parkway was not easy

Boyfriend: "Come back or I'm seriously breaking up with you. Okay, fine I don't care if you die."

Boyfriend: "Come back or I'm seriously breaking up with you. Okay, fine I don't care if you die."

Dan Levy/Billy Penn
The aftermath on the Parkway was...muddy

The aftermath on the Parkway was...muddy

Chris Montgomery / Billy Penn
Broad Street was also a mess

Broad Street was also a mess

Danya Henninger / Billy Penn
But the confetti was worth it

But the confetti was worth it

Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn
A day to remember

A day to remember

Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn

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Organizations

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