PHOTOS: Eagles fans march down Broad Street to celebrate trip to the Super Bowl
Tyler LaulettaJan 31, 2023, 06:16 IST
Even before the game went final, fans were already amassing on Broad Street when the Eagles had locked in victory.
Fireworks were going off closer to the stadium. At first there were some standard fireworks you might set off in the backyard, but there were some powerful ones as well.
Broad Street runs from the heart of Philadelphia all the way south to the stadiums. Foot traffic ran in both directions as fans trekked towards either City Hall or Lincoln Financial Field.
In places where there were no aerial fireworks, some ground sparklers were quite efficient.
A horn section served as the grand marshal of an impromptu parade of Eagles fans for a few blocks.
The band was "Snacktime" and their horns led the way through the streets a group of fans heading north.
The band played through crowd favorites, including "Motown Philly" by Boyz 2 Men and "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi.
The vibes were immaculate.
In more open parts of the streets, cyclists and scooters rode by waving flags.
At one intersection, a young group of Eagles fans sang the fight song as they played with sparklers.
There were also some young fans holding up signs and giving out high fives.
Shirts celebrating the Eagles' NFC Championship win were already available for purchase.
Beers were graciously poured down the throats of excited fans.
There were several dogs present on Broad Street. Some were handling the fireworks better than others.
The police were out, but were mostly keeping the streets closed off where necessary as fans walked down Broad.
Even those fans that were driving and soon to be stuck in the traffic caused by the parade were ready to get the crowd revved up.
Some poles were climbed. As is tradition.
And the band continued to carry the energy towards City Hall.
A group of firemen stood outside their station to take in the action.
As the party reached closer to City Hall, the road was packed, with no more traffic even attempting to get through.
In the shadow of William Penn, Eagles fans embraced their victory and hoped for one more to come.
People did what they could to get a good view.
With everyone in such a positive mood, people were kind to each other.