Thursday, November 5, 2015


I survived the big parade! It was a sea of blue!  It is now estimated that 800,000 people attended the parade and rally for the Royals on Tuesday!  It helped turnout that it was a glorious, sunny, 70F, day.  Plus, all the Metro schools had a "Blue Snow" Day and called off school!  The population of the Kansas City Metroplex is around 2.2million (we're what they consider a "small market") we mostly think the 60,000 that fit in the football stadium to be a really big crowd so 800,000 is really beyond our belief.  I can't say that it was fun but it was certainly something I will never forget!  Amazing as it seems there were no riots, no burning, no looting (as so often happens in cities where sports teams win the World Series or Super Bowl) in fact there were only 3 arrests.  Kansas City is a pretty great place to be right now!

1 comment:

a good yarn said...

That's a remarkable number! You'd never get that many turn out for a sporting team here. Our biggest stadium in asydney only holds about 45,000 but there is one in Melbourne, Victoria (the state below us) that can fit 80,000. My son has been to it when full and says the atmosphere is amazing. Sydney's population is about 4.4 million - bigger than I thought - but probably over a bigger area than Kansas City Metroplex. We have a soccer team here that when they play at their home ground down the road all hell breaks loose. They block all the streets, set off flares and fights break out everywhere. Extra police have to be organised to deal with their shenanigans.