The Blackhawks celebrated their 2015 Stanley Cup with a parade through the streets of the city on Thursday morning, and while Chicago's gotten used to this over the last six years, that doesn't mean the party is any less crazy.
Most of the great moments during the event happened after the actual parade at Soldier Field, where a packed house celebrated with a rally. And yes, that means there were microphones.
Corey Crawford didn't disappoint. "F***in' right, Chicago!"
For some reason, they let Kris Versteeg sing again. He closed out the rally with partner Joakim Nordstrom, begging the crowd to join them in song.
The rally's most heart-felt moment, and probably its most memorable moment, came when Versteeg stepped up to award the team's championship belt to CJ Reif, the son of Clint Reif.
Defenseman Kimmo Timonen had another chance to lift the Cup in front of the Chicago crowd.
And Patrick Kane issued a strong warning.
Patrick Kane: "I know you said I’ve been growing up, but watch out for me for the next week." #Blackhawks— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) June 18, 2015
And here are a bunch of other images, video and observations from media and fans during a wonderful day in the City of Chicago -- both inside Soldier Field and outside on the parade route.
That awkward moment when you have to put down the Stanley Cup to avoid a traffic light. #BlackhawksParade pic.twitter.com/BV5dENjh5c— Alkaline Teuvo (@alkalinetrejo) June 18, 2015
CSN keeps asking Dan Carcillo about the 2010 parade …. awwwwwkward— Travis Hughes (@TravisSBN) June 18, 2015
Take that, Lightning. #Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/LvszBX8m5y— Chris Kuc (@ChrisKuc) June 18, 2015
very handsome photo. #blackhawks | @erinhooley photo pic.twitter.com/hnCzTCUwlC— Amanda Kaschube (@amandakaschube) June 18, 2015
Scott Darling to @EddieOlczyk: "My family was in the streets last time, and they were on the bus with me today. It's just unbelievable."— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) June 18, 2015
"It’s our third time but it’s even more special because we’ve done it at home" Marián Hossa http://t.co/2kaDinTbeB pic.twitter.com/bbAL8mfYgO— Madhouse Enforcer (@madhousenforcer) June 18, 2015
Antoine Vermette has the perfect, stereotypical French-Canadian hockey accent.— Ian McLaren (@iancmclaren) June 18, 2015
We're currently reliving each series with a recap video! Behold: Duncan Keith watching highlights of himself. pic.twitter.com/hSpe1eetDG— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) June 18, 2015
They're not booing they're Q-ing. #Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/YLoWff1YIl— Tracey Myers (@TramyersCSN) June 18, 2015
"Stan, we miss you, we’re thinking of you."— Second City Hockey (@2ndCityHockey) June 18, 2015
A reader just sent me this pic and completely made my day #Chicago #Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/fLk1cNMLJn— Chris De Luca (@ChrisDeLuca) June 18, 2015
Oh Corey, never change. Lovely greeting from the netminder! #ONEGOAL3— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) June 18, 2015
Rozsival’s crutch heart pic.twitter.com/9QsMtTFnwm— Sean Leahy (@Sean_Leahy) June 18, 2015
Versteeg with Clint Reif's son. He gets the belt :) #Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/a3sYDMkd11— Tracey Myers (@TramyersCSN) June 18, 2015
"I know you say I’ve been growing up, but watch out for me the next week" Kane #HawksRally http://t.co/1wVirD1hbo pic.twitter.com/m5c6RIazW5— Madhouse Enforcer (@madhousenforcer) June 18, 2015
Phone's about to die, kids. One parting shot. #Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/C05xcR8FB4— Tracey Myers (@TramyersCSN) June 18, 2015
"The only way things could get better is if we win 4. Let's go!" -- Captain Everything!— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) June 18, 2015