I'll be doing the opposite of most and working from home that day to stay as far away from the city as possible. My commute in the morning is already hell. I'll be watching the parade at home where I can actually see what's going on the whole time.
I bet it will be a blast for those who go... but I'm going to happily sit this one out, and watch from TV and just let you guys share some pics. When I find out idiots like my sister and groups of 20 and her friends go (and did go to the last one) who probably couldn't tell you which TV had soccer on vs the TV that had hockey on, not sure I want to deal with morons like that.
Instead, I'm going to splurge for opening night tix for the 13-14 season no matter what the cost is. For more memorable and better than the parade, IMO.
I went in 2010 and sweated by the stage for 4 hours before they arrived. I swore I'd never go again, but now I'm considering it. If I do go, I'm thinking about trying to follow the buses down the parade route then watch from the very back of Grant park.
Wife casually suggested the possibility of us flying in to witness the celebration-- and although I know I have a heck of a keeper for having the sort of spouse who would broach the topic unbidden, I still have to conclude that doing so doesn't pass muster on a reasoned cost-benefit analysis.
I'll admire this one from afar... just like 2010----
Can someone confirm for me which channels will be televising the full parade and rally? I'm out of the country and want to set my DVR so I can watch it when I get home. I'm disappointed I'm going to miss it but I got to go in 2010 so i guess i can live with it. I literally hopped on a plane 12 hours after we won the Cup and wore my Hawks sweater on the flight and that first night here in Hong Kong. Been trying to record what I can for later viewing so I appreciate the help.
Missed it in 2010...I'm going to the rally this year...going with a couple guys, we're going to try and get a decent spot in Hutchinson Field early. It will probably suck battling the huge crowd of people, but I just have to experience this once in my life. At least it's not supposed to be quite as hot and humid as in 2010.
can someone confirm for me which channels will be televising the full parade and rally? I'm out of the country and want to set my dvr so i can watch it when i get home. I'm disappointed i'm going to miss it but i got to go in 2010 so i guess i can live with it. I literally hopped on a plane 12 hours after we won the cup and wore my hawks sweater on the flight and that first night here in hong kong. Been trying to record what i can for later viewing so i appreciate the help.