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Sox parade

edited October 2005 in Events & Planning
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  • edited December 1969
    At 11:00 - Wacker and Lasalle ---

    because of this I can't leave my building?!?! If I do I won't really be able to get back in. Folks have already started to crowd the streets. It's kind of weird kind of neat. Is anyone going to this?
  • edited December 1969
    I'm thinking about it, but I don't think anyone will get anywhere near it if they don't go there now and camp out. They're going to have ticker tape, I hear - i've always wanted to see a ticker tape parade!
  • edited December 1969
    I'll be watching from the window above. What is a ticker tape parade?
  • edited December 1969
    Those huge clouds of falling paper strips you see on old newsreels of (eg) astronauts parading through the city. Kind of a 60s thing; very happy/romantic imagery.
    'Ticker tape' refers to the strips of paper they used to use in old computers, stock market machines etc; there was always a ton of it then, so that's what they used.
    Take some pictures if you can!
  • edited December 1969
    OooOOo -- so how are they going to use the ticker tape? to count the people? how can they control that?

    I'll be taking tons of pics. I have two cameras handy - one i'm going to give to a friend who is going to wander out there...

    i really want a square bagel from cosi but i'm wondering if i can get back in after i go. uff. i'm starving!!!
  • edited December 1969
    yeah they'll be firing of cannons of paper shreds.... think: "WAR IS OVER"


    i think the ticker tape part is going to be once they start going up N/ LaSalle right? I dunno.. and if so, what time will that be?

    We need to figure this out.. i'll take lunch and walk over. I'd love to see one fer real too...
  • edited December 1969
    Shit... I really would like to see a ticker tape parade...

    That said, there's this going on closer to me: http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/events/113611,0,5534014.event

    So torn! Maybe I'll take a two hour lunch and do BOTH!
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  • edited December 1969
    i think i'm going to try to get out of my building to see that marc. what time are you going?
  • edited December 1969
    The pumpkin or the parade?

    Think I'll probably just try to show up at the parade around 11:00? See how busy I get between now and then.
  • edited December 1969
    doesnt it start at cellular field at 11?
  • edited December 1969
    both?
  • edited December 1969
    Aaron's right!

    Departs from Cellular Field at 11:15... so what time would that have them in the loop for?

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-0510280242oct28,1,2013228.story?coll=chi-news-hed
  • edited December 1969
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    Looks like if we get there around noon we'll be golden.
  • edited December 1969
    i would go if i could be arsed but seeing as i can't i won't :P
  • edited December 1969
    it's loud over here. there are horns and screaming and oh my!!!! it's neat.

    yay sox!
  • edited December 1969
    a few of us are gonna meet:
    in front of
    Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre
    24 W. Randolph St
    (outsiode the washington blue line)

    around 11:45
  • edited December 1969
    the crowds will be too much for me, i got fuck off walking through a sea of people just at the taste.
  • edited December 1969
    it's getting louder and louder and louder down here. it's pretty neato.
  • edited December 1969
    Leaving now... planning on being somewhere around Lake and Lasalle.
  • edited December 1969
    lake and lasalle? you'll be in front of my building. look up at the third floor windows! i'm sitting on the ledge with my laptop. hehe
  • edited December 1969
    The hate is strong with me now. I have to go to some stupid lunch instead; there's no way I'm getting down there.
  • edited December 1969
    i took a ton of pics. i'll post em in a sec. that was sorta neato
  • edited December 1969
    that was effin cool =)
  • edited December 1969
    That was crazy crowds but pretty cool with the ticker tape!

    Can't wait for mass now... such an amazing day out!
  • edited December 1969
    Shit what an amazing parade!!

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  • edited December 1969
    My pictures are mostly crap:

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  • edited December 1969
    i'm to lazy to post individual pics so look here to see a tonnnn of pics
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/icyfrance/
  • edited December 1969
    Awesome. You guys had a sweet view!
  • edited December 1969
    Why has this not been posted???


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