San Francisco World Series Parade 2010

Estimated crowd of 1 million joyous San Francisco Giants fans gather in San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza to celebrate the Giants victory over the Texas Rangers to win the 2010 World Series. The parade went down Market Street and then ended at City Hall.

Players both walked the parade route and route in motorized repica San Francisco Cable Cars. Fans went crazy every time a player went by and waved to the crowd. Estimated crowd of 1 million joyous Giants fans gather in Civic Center Plaza to celebrate the San Francisco Giants victory over the Texas Rangers to win the 2010 World Series.

Fans went crazy every time a player went by and waved to the crowd.

One Fan's Notes: Although I have attended many parades and public celebrations as a working photographer, I have NEVER seen or experienced anything like the San Francisco Giants World Series Parade. The police and the press estimated that more than 1,000,000 people attended this event. I do not dispute that number. I do know, however, that the crush of people became overwhelming at times. On four different times during the day, it became impossible to move either forward or backward. The good mood of the crowd and the celebration for the Giant's fantastic achievement saved the day. I thought it was amazing that no horrible incident marred the day.

Much of the photography was difficult to shoot. Making the panorama of 12 different shots was very challenging. Although there is some distortion in the opening image at the top of the post, I was lucky that anything at all worked out.

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