I could hear the cheers on the streets of Wrigleyville before I even realized the Blackhawks had won the Stanley Cup, but I quickly took to the streets and joined the revelry and insanity. Celebrations in Wrigleyville started out calm enough with barricades on either side of the street and police patrolling down the main drag, but it was only a matter of time (approximately 15 minutes after that winning goal) before someone shouted," Fuck it, let's do this!" and the barricades came down as a mob flooded the street.
Even once the crowds flooded the streets the celebrations were still friendly: High-fives were plentiful, beers were passed around, cigars were smoked, fake Stanley cups were hoisted in the air. Chants ranged from "U-S-A, U-S-A" to "Deee-troit sucks" and the ever-classy, "Show us your tits."
But as the night dragged on, things started to get messy as bottles were shattered haphazardly on the street, empty beer cans were tossed in the air and hoards of people hoisted the barricades in the air for their friends to ride down the street in their own mini-parade.
By midnight, police on horses had forced everyone off Addison and Clark in an attempt to open the streets again, but screams, horns and celebrations continued in the neighborhood well into the wee morning hours. The key takeaway from last night's celebration: This city will actually burn to the ground if the Cubs ever win the World Series.
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