Eagles Parade: Live updates from Philly’s historic Super Bowl celebration

This thing is huge.

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Happy parade day! We’ll be updating this page throughout the day with images from across Philly. Latest updates are at the top; scroll down to go back in time. Check out our official recap with 52 glorious photos here.

After the speeches were over, the masses headed back toward Center City.

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The crowds at the Art Museum were huge.

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At the official closing ceremony, Jason Kelce — dressed as a Mummer — outdid Chase Utley by emphatically dropping f-bombs. Here’s his entire speech, transcribed.

And won Philly’s heart forever.

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The Eagles cheerleaders are along for the ride.

The cheerleaders weren't far behind
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Yeah. We knew yesterday there’s no way the city had enough bathrooms for this.

This monument looks like it was expressly built to host fans.

The parade from up high as it rounded City Hall.

Eagles players are riding high at the front of the bus.

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The Philly Beer Week Hammer of Glory is at the parade.

Pa. Sen. Anthony Williams raising his fist high in the air.

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Councilman Bill Greenlee looks like he’s having a blast.

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Everyone and their mother is getting in on the #EaglesParade Twitter action.

Super Bowl trophy and Super Bowl champion coach Doug Pederson and Super Bowl champion EVP Howie Roseman.

Doug Pederson, giving Howie Roseman credit where due
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The crowd in Center City is deeeeeep.

That Lombardi Trophy sure does shine bright.

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Drum lines are a huge part of this city. (Even though some councilmembers wanted to ban them.)

Eagles center Jason Kelce is dressed as a Mummer and riding a bicycle. The real GOAT.

Bud Light went big with “Philly, Philly, Dilly, Dilly” skywriting over City Hall.

Bud Light took over the skies — and people ate it up
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These Eagles are so Philly.

There’s enough port-a-potties for something, it appears.

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Weapon X gets shown respect.

The King and his family are apparently Eagles fans.

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These girls are into it. And hopefully tethered to something?

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Pope Francis visited Philly, and then two years later the Eagles won the Super Bowl, so…thanks?

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The parade started, and apparently the Eagles players promptly got off the bus to mingle. Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman, too.

Lots of Coors Light and Miller Lite on this “Philly, Philly” beer tree. Looks like Bud Light’s marketing campaign is bigger than the brand.

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There’s both official and unofficial livestreams of the action.

Pop-up hot dog stand on Bainbridge. “Championship Dogs” going for $3 each or two for $5.

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Green faces, red cups, blue beer cans outside the Ritz-Carlton Broad. (Yes, that’s where an awning collapsed Sunday Night.)

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Some creative marketing from a South Philly funeral home. The schtick? “Tom Brady’s in there!”

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Morning beer pong is…the best beer pong?

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Welcome to Philadelphia, suburban fans.

Rothman Cabin at Dilworth Park doesn’t start serving beer until 5 p.m. However, it is heated.

City Hall is flying the Eagles flag high.

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In honor of St. Nick, our savior. (It really does feel like Christmas.)

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Brisk business selling bootleg gear at Broad and Snyder. Going rate seems to be $15 for shirts and $10 for hats.

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Coffee before beer, isn’t that how the saying goes? Starbucks at Broad and Jackson.

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“Only 1 to 2 people deep” already looks like a lot of people…

This dude at Broad and Porter has a costume that rivals the Mummers.

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Green beards are in. Said the woman next to him at Broad and Oregon: “This is going to be fucking insane.”

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Broad and Oregon

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Hoisting a DIY Lombardi Trophy at Broad and Packer, because why not.

Some people made their own Lombardi Trophies

This house at Broad and Pollock was in the spirit — blaring Motown Philly at 8 a.m.

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But wait, dog mask or eagle mask? Multiple options for Philly fans today.

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There were some not so family friendly outfits. (It’s a tribute to “Big Dick Nick” Foles.)

A tribute to 'Big Dick Nick' Foles
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Families who bleed green together, brave early morning cold together.

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By 8 a.m., trash and recycling receptacles were already overflowing. Uh oh.

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The El is obviously the place to be.

Chris Long is ready. (This is the look Howard Eskin tries to pull off, isn’t it?)

Looking good, Comcast II.

The Ben Franklin Parkway was flooded by 6 a.m.
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The biggest early throngs were gathered outside the Art Museum steps and along the Ben Franklin Parkway.

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People coming in from out of town had to wait in some long lines at the sold-out Regional Rail or PATCO stations, but trains appeared to be operating smoothly.

By the time the sun rose over Philadelphia Thursday morning, hundreds of people were already in place at prime spectator spots to catch the once-in-a-lifetime first ever Eagles Super Bowl victory parade.

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

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

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