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The Seahawks Victory Parade by Numbers

February 6th, 2014 by Cara

Even from our safe haven in Fremont it is safe to say that yesterday’s parade was a monumental event for Seattle. This city’s Seahawks pride cannot be questioned after the enthusiasm and dedicated turnout for the parade along 4th avenue to Century Link.

Rather than delve into the celebrations that larger media organizations have so adeptly covered we thought we’d share some stunning numbers to show what a big day it was for Seattlites and 12′s everywhere.

18. 5

The number of hours Dakota Heaphy, a dedicated Seahawks fan drove from Wyoming for the parade. (Source: ABC News)

13,523 

The number of students reported absent in Seattle Public Schools on Wednesday morning. 51,000 students are currently enrolled in Seattle Public Schools. This number is up approximately 11,000 students from the 2,770 students reported absent Tuesday morning.

700,000 to 1 million

Estimated number of attendees for the parade which is greater than the 626,600 estimated population of Seattle from the City’s website.

12:12

The dedicated time Seahawks fans indulged in a “moment of LOUDNESS” as proclaimed by Gov. Jay Inslee. Follow the link to read, or print for your fridge, the original proclamation.

22

The temperature with wind chill, actual temp was 31, as reported by NOAA at Boeing Field at the time the parade began.

0

The number of arrests reported amongst the Seahawks parade crowd despite record numbers. (Source: MyNorthwest.com)

Some of the other things that went haywire along with the celebrations yesterday: 

Buses were too full take on additional passengers from U-District and began driving straight downtown. Folks at stops along the way began to hitch hike or walk significant distances both to and from the event. Ferries were delayed by at least a half and hour and traffic did not clear from Downtown until after the normal evening commute.

Cellular systems were overloaded as well causing concerns about 9-1-1 calls getting through. At the conclusion of the event however the Mayor and SPD praised the crowds behavior and patience.

And of course, don’t forget to check out the comical “How Seattle Riots” hashtag (#HowSeattleRiots) on Twitter and now featured in other media. We may not be a rowdy city but we sure are a unique one!

In addition, Seattlite Amanda Gallagher Quinn, took #HowSeattleRiots and turned it into something incredible positive. She began a Go Fund Me fundraiser to “reimburse” the Seattle Parks and Recs department the estimated costs of repairing the delicate Iron Pergola in Pioneer Square. Quinn called the damage “a party foul” during the Super Bowl celebrations and successfully brought the community together to raise all of the necessary funds, in only 2 days. Those who wish to contribute further are encouraged to donate directly through the Seattle Parks Foundation. Check out the completed campaign page here for a little Seattle inspiration.

For a complete round up straight from the Hawks beak check this out and

#Celebrate48

Image courtesy of www.seahawks.com

Image courtesy of www.seahawks.com

 

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Seahawks Celebrations To Continue

February 3rd, 2014 by Cara

Courtesy of the Space Needle's Facebook.

Courtesy of the Space Needle’s Facebook.

While the City of Seattle gives its residents a friendly reminder to behave (really we’re just incredibly enthusiastic fans!), preparations move forward for the Seahawks Victory Parade on Wednesday February 5th from 11:00AM-1:30PM.

For more information about the route of the parade which ends at Century Link field, take a peak here. Unfortunately the Hawks won’t be coming by to celebrate with the Troll so Fremonsters will have to make the trip Downtown.

Congratulations Seahawks!

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12th annual Luminata this weekend

September 17th, 2012 by Sara

Bring your lantern or buy a pre-made lantern to help the Fremont Arts Council raise money and parade around Green Lake celebrating the Fall Equinox this Friday night.

Organizer Peter Toms writes

The Autumn Equinox is approaching and we are getting the mojo together for another fabulous amazingly beautiful nighttime event. The event is produced by the Fremont Arts Council whom you could say knows a thing or two about putting on a great parade! … As always we will start at 7 pm at the Aqua Barn on the south end of Green Lake. As soon as it’s full dark we’ll head out onto the parade route with the bands rocking and all the coolest lanterns and lighty lights out and about. We’ll end at the Secret Banquet with cider, cookies and treats, more music and fun, and of course King Winter will appear to oversee the festivities. Last year it was a gorgeous evening and the moon was riding high in the sky for the Autumn Equinox. This year will be even better! All lanterns, puppets, lit up costumes, lighty toys, burner wear etc are welcome…we will have lanterns for sale at the event – please do buy a lantern and support the FAC! Even if you already have one. You just can’t have too many lanterns. And this is how the event raises money so that it can continue on each year.

Luminata participants will get down to music from the Orkestar Zirkonium marching band, and One Love marching band led by funkiest trombone Marc Smason. All ages are welcome, and festive dress is encouraged. Meet at the South End of Green Lake, next to the boat launch / water amphitheater (begin gathering at 7pm, parade starts at dusk).

For more information, click here.

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