Seahawkalypse

Sunday night, after the Seahawks won the Super Bowl, some friends and I decided to go check out the scene in Pioneer Square. The crowd was large, but as far as I observed well behaved. We had moved on by the time the fires etc. started.

 A Seahawks fan celebrates the Super Bowl win among a growing crowd in Pioneer Square.

A Seahawks fan celebrates the Super Bowl win among a growing crowd in Pioneer Square.

The parade was on Wednesday, and my friends Katie, Alicia and I decided to head downtown to catch the action. The bus was packed. They weren't even stopping unless they had to let anyone off. We were lucky to squeeze onto a bus, but many people at our stop got left behind. We got downtown around 10:15, with the parade set to start around 11. We walked around through the crowd looking for a decent place to watch. We finally found a spot that was on the up-hill slope from the parade, which gave us a pretty good vantage point.

Then we waited.

From 10:30 till about 12:15 we hung out in our spot, cold and tired. I managed to snag some photos of the crowd, which was trying to remain active and boisterous despite the long wait.

 Alicia brought her AE-1 to shoot some crowd shots, while letting me borrow her X100s. Which is incredible.

Alicia brought her AE-1 to shoot some crowd shots, while letting me borrow her X100s. Which is incredible.

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 Seattle Public Schools reported that at least 13,000 of 51,000 students were absent from school on Wednesday. Compared to just over 2,500 on the day before.

Seattle Public Schools reported that at least 13,000 of 51,000 students were absent from school on Wednesday. Compared to just over 2,500 on the day before.

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The parade itself was maybe a bit lackluster. The players all drove by on Army vehicles, waving and cheering to/with the fans. The best part was Marshawn "Beast Mode" Lynch in a full sweatsuit, standing on the front of the Sea Gals duck boat, hurling his signature Skittles into the crowd.

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 Some of the local politicians, including Ed Murray, Maria Cantwell and Dow Constantine show their support.

Some of the local politicians, including Ed Murray, Maria Cantwell and Dow Constantine show their support.

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 The aftermath.

The aftermath.

We stuck around for a while after the parade and visited with some friends. We were able to snag a Car2Go and took a traffic-less 99 back to Ballard. We may have had the easiest parade commute out of anyone. (At least anyone who lives outside of downtown.)

Photos 2, 3, 4, and 6 were shot on Alicia's Fujifilm X100s. All the rest were shot on my Sony DSC-RX100.