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Follow the scene in Chicago outside the Cubs’ first World Series game at Wrigley in 71 years

Chicago is absolutely wild today.

The Chicago Cubs host a World Series game tonight at Wrigley Field with the series tied at 1-1. It has been 71 years since they’ve done that, and the Cubs fans in the city are celebrating appropriately. For a game that starts at 7:08 p.m. local time, there are people out near the park 12 hours before.

Forget about buying tickets (a pair of dugout seats are $150,000) — you may not be able to afford watching the game near the stadium. At Stretch Bar & Grill, you can pay $300 for an appetizer, entree and an open bar, excluding shots, but no seat. At HVAC Pub, it’s $1,000 for a table and $250 per person (up to six) for unlimited pizza and wings.

Here’s a running diary of everything happening in Chicago today. If you’re there, tweet us @sbnation. If you’re a Cubs fan and you’re not there, feel bad about your life choices.

4:50 a.m.
5:10 a.m.
6:12 a.m.
7 a.m.

The sun rose at 7:20 a.m. in Chicago on Thursday. It’s pretty clear this photo was taken before then, by looking at the streetlights and the sky in the upper left hand corner.

7:45 a.m.

And ...

10:58 a.m.

That’s commitment.

12:16 p.m.

Here’s what the line for the bleacher seats look like now.

12:30 p.m.

This is a spreadsheet with information about watching the Cubs for the bars around Wrigley, as put together by this man right here. Useful, if absurd.