The Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday, giving them their first-ever championship in their 56-year history. Now, on Friday afternoon, Houston celebrates along with its baseball team, as the championship parade rolls through the city.
You can watch the parade itself here...
...and follow along for highlights from fans and media in attendance, too.
Who's ready for this parade?????— Alex Bregman (@ABREG_1) November 3, 2017
"Sorry, I"m late. I was taking selfies with the best fans in baseball...in traffic," Bregman showing up to press conference.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) November 3, 2017
I know what that is supposed to be, but... what is this thing supposed to be?
Lovecraftian nightmares from the edge of reason pic.twitter.com/NAKTLhdEjR— M chael Cl ir (@michaelsclair) November 3, 2017
IT GETS WORSE
This is what you see when you die pic.twitter.com/0ByKdua5TB— M chael Cl ir (@michaelsclair) November 3, 2017
Can’t get enough of the parade in Houston? Live in Orlando? Well here’s some news for you:
Disney World in Orlando announced they will have a parade Saturday honoring the World Champion Astros and three of the #Astros stars will be there: George Springer, Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) November 3, 2017
Orbit is here, and somehow still has a jersey on.
Not everyone had to wait 56 years for the Astros’ first World Series championship!
Now this teacher knows how to handle an Astros’ parade, unlike that stuffy professor from before.
The Astros’ parade was extended because of the number of people who showed up to see it, and the way to counter the extra distance was apparently for the vehicles carrying the team to drive fast enough for multiple tweets to comment on. Slow down, y’all!
That frightening head float from before is much worse in motion.
“When you’ve seen one parade float, you’ve seen them a–“ pic.twitter.com/BsE3Ieqnh6— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) November 3, 2017
Looks like this won’t be the last parade for a few Astros, as there’s going to be one at Disney too for George Springer, Jose Altuve, and Carlos Correa.
George, Altuve and Correa will be honored with a victory parade down Main Street, U.S.A., at Magic Kingdom Park tomorrow.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) November 3, 2017
Houston’s own Travis Scott is on the scene to celebrate too.
The team, and the big shiny trophy they just won, are riding on a pretty nice fire truck.
Fans are also spraying water everywhere because it’s 86 degrees in Houston, which is fair and probably appreciated by everybody standing out there. As opposed to what it would have been like in, say, Minnesota at this point where spraying water could have caused a long term illness or two.
If you can’t have a dance party when the Astros win the World Series, then when can you?
Another look at that trophy. Hold it high, Bregman!
ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, a Houston native, performed the national anthem for the crowds.
World Series MVP George Springer gave a speech to the crowds as well, because what’s a good parade without a rousing speech by the star of the series?
Correa also did an overhead lift of the trophy.
Drink it all in, Astros fans. And congrats!