The party is officially starting.
The Chicago Blackhawks will be strolling through the city on buses showing off the Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe trophy today as the city is hosting its third parade in the last six years. It’s only 8:36 a.m. and people have already made the journey into the city to claim their spot along the parade route.
Watch the parade LIVE:
— STN Sports (@STN_Sports) June 18, 2015
Then there is the rally. Tickets for the rally were a pain to get yesterday as Soldier Field is expected to be jam packed with Blackhawks fans.
Check out some images from this memorable Thursday:
Corey does it again!
Kris Versteeg passes the belt onto Clint Reif’s son
OMG KRIS VERSTEEG GIVING THE BELT TO CLINT'S SON
I take back most of the mean things I ever said about you Versteeg
— Kat Pointing at the WrestleMania Sign (@KattyCorner) June 18, 2015
Kris Versteeg at the mic, gives Clint Reif son C.J. "the belt from all of us.'' C.J. raises both arms in air. Great gesture.
— David Haugh (@DavidHaugh) June 18, 2015
Beautiful moment with Kris Versteeg and Clint Reif’s son. #BlackhawksRally
— Patrick Donohue (@Patrick_Donohue) June 18, 2015
I stand corrected. Good guy Kris Versteeg. ?? #blackhawksrally
— Andy Richardson (@and1mal) June 18, 2015
BECAUSE STONE COLD SAID SO!
— Kathleen (@KayyBowers) June 18, 2015
And they are off!
— Chris Boden (@BodenTweets) June 18, 2015
This Coca-Cola truck stood no chance
"The situation's escalating over here with the Coca-Cola truck." #chicagoscanner
— Jordan Owen (@byjordanowen) June 18, 2015
— Alkaline Trejo (@alkalinetrejo) June 18, 2015
Love the sign!
BREAKING: This boy's parents are raising him right. It takes a Quennevillage. pic.twitter.com/Z1WmkmiHtQ
— Coach Q's mustache (@CoachQsMustache) June 18, 2015
*Goes to Parade*
*Cant see anything because of giant cup on head* pic.twitter.com/Ejz7ST2HAy
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) June 18, 2015
Fans lined up inside Soldier Field
— Chicago Sports Guy (@ChicagoSprtsGuy) June 18, 2015
Stay Fratty my friends
— Brian Cassella (@briancassella) June 18, 2015
Rain and lightning over Soldier Field
All those Blackhawks fans that got to Soldier Field early lost their spot. Now, it's gonna be like the opening of Walmart on Black Friday.
— Brian Moore (@BriTheWebGuy) June 18, 2015
— Judy Hsu (@JudyHsuABC7) June 18, 2015
— Paul Meincke (@PaulMeinckeABC7) June 18, 2015
And it's pouring. Not that most of these Blackhawks fans care. pic.twitter.com/r7SDMjgXd6
— Patrick M. O'Connell (@pmocwriter) June 18, 2015
Stuck in a packed Metra train… WOW, teenagers say the F-bomb a LOT. And loudly. #manners
— Jen (@keribo1) June 18, 2015
Metra BNSF riders not happy. Engine fire caused major delays earlier this week.. Now mech probs have 2 trains stopped pic.twitter.com/O9el9ba5jV
— Sarah Jindra (@SarahJindra) June 18, 2015
— TheDowneyGroup,Inc (@DowneyGroupInc) June 18, 2015
— Qtron3000 (@mechoverlord) June 18, 2015
— Chris Coffey (@ChrisCoffeyNBC) June 18, 2015
— Ed Johnson (@edjohnson7) June 18, 2015
— Star 105.5 FM – WZSR (@Star1055) June 18, 2015
It’s early but fans are already out waiting
The line to get into Soldier Field at 7:02 a.m. pic.twitter.com/qD1BKCUnUt
— Luis M. (@lcm1986) June 18, 2015