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Hendu
10-27-2005, 10:11 PM
Who's going? Where will you be standing along the route?

I'll definitely be there; somewhere on LaSalle.

FedEx227
10-27-2005, 10:13 PM
I will be on LaSalle not sure exactly which part just yet...

SoXPriDe33
10-27-2005, 10:17 PM
I'm trying to go it's just the task of getting out of school and getting down there.

Rikirk
10-27-2005, 10:17 PM
Hopefully I will be there...dont know if it will take another 88 years before something like this happens again, so I gotta try and go.


I think ill wear my green Stargate jacket so i can stand out in the crowd...:D:

Yes..I AM a nerd...and proud of it.

:)

whitesoxwilkes
10-27-2005, 10:19 PM
I'll be there. Gonna try and catch the motorcade in Greektown (right across the highway from the House Of Wilkes) and then run over to LaSalle.

soxjim
10-27-2005, 10:25 PM
My wife and I will be there.

bafiarocks03
10-27-2005, 10:26 PM
Ooo..Ooo..Ooo..ME ME ME! Witht he harris jersey and i love willie sign!!!

CubsfansareDRUNK
10-27-2005, 10:27 PM
i wish they had this on a saturday
i wish i could ditch school

sox_fan_forever
10-27-2005, 10:28 PM
I'll be there with a couple of friends--somewhere along LaSalle.

zach074
10-27-2005, 10:29 PM
Ill be there, fall break could not have come at a better time.

sox_fan_forever
10-27-2005, 10:30 PM
Ill be there, fall break could not have come at a better time.

Amen. I just wrote exactly the same thing on another board.

FedEx227
10-27-2005, 10:31 PM
All these kids and "oh i don't wanna ditch school" this is a once in a lifetime experience guys, I'd take a month of detentions to be able to go, luckily I'm in college and most of my teachers are too lazy to take attendance. :bandance:

LongLiveFisk
10-27-2005, 10:31 PM
I'd like to but I took off today to see them at Midway Airport, expecting a Saturday parade for some reason. I think my boss would kill me if I take off two days in a row.

Although this is way more important than work....I'll probably decide in the morning when I get up.

PAPChiSox729
10-27-2005, 10:32 PM
Amen. I just wrote exactly the same thing on another board.

We are so lucky. I know some other HS Sox fans that have to go to school instead of going to the parade. I feel bad for them. Anyways, I am going, I just don't know where yet.

Realist
10-27-2005, 10:32 PM
Hell yeah, I'm gonna be there [unless I get kidnapped at work tonite :rolleyes: ].

It's kinda sad that this may be the last time for a huge pile of Sox fans to hang out and jump around together in this truly magical year.

:(:

WSox8404
10-27-2005, 10:34 PM
Calling off work (sick :rolleyes: ) and will be there with about 3 buddies on LaSalle somewhere.

Fake Chet Lemon
10-27-2005, 10:38 PM
Taking the whole family. My kids are young, but I hope they appreciate the video we take in a few years.

Blueprint1
10-27-2005, 10:48 PM
I will be there. It's my day off :D:

knocko94
10-27-2005, 10:51 PM
I'll be there with my dad. Luckily I'm a recent college graduate with no job, I'll fit this parade in my busy schedule.

ThatGuyOnTheL
10-27-2005, 10:52 PM
I will be there. It's my day off :D:

Mine too - right now, I'm looking like a genius at the office for requesting vacation on October 28 several weeks ago.

chisoxfanatic
10-27-2005, 10:57 PM
I'm using a personal business day at work so that I can attend.

mrs. hendu
10-27-2005, 10:58 PM
Who's going? Where will you be standing along the route?

I'll definitely be there; somewhere on LaSalle.

Your wife will be there with you. :wink: :redface:

CaptainBallz
10-27-2005, 10:58 PM
Im in!

illini81887
10-27-2005, 10:59 PM
Whats the best way to get to the parade/rally from CTA. Im taking blue line from cumberland, where should i get off

mrs. hendu
10-27-2005, 11:08 PM
Whats the best way to get to the parade/rally from CTA. Im taking blue line from cumberland, where should i get off

Jackson is the closest stop to the Board of Trade.

pearso66
10-27-2005, 11:13 PM
My brother, My girlfriend and I will be there. We are going to be going straight to the rally site. I think we are arriving on the train at 9 am to get there. Will be wearing my World Series CHamps hat, so will my brother, also my official "parade" hoody that I bought today

The Dude
10-27-2005, 11:41 PM
I missed the Midway thing and wont be able to come in for the parade!:angry:

Oh well, not much can damper my feeling right now. I was stuck in 3 hours of traffic today getting back to DeKalb, but hey...I wasnt mad because I listenened to hours of Sox talk radio on the Score!:bandance:

Cuck the Fubs
10-27-2005, 11:44 PM
I wish I could be there.............

But it's family lunch at our son's school. It would be crushing for mom & pop not to be there!!!!

Enjoy yourselves everyone......I have been on cloud 9 since last night!

CubsfansareDRUNK
10-27-2005, 11:45 PM
All these kids and "oh i don't wanna ditch school" this is a once in a lifetime experience guys, I'd take a month of detentions to be able to go, luckily I'm in college and most of my teachers are too lazy to take attendance. :bandance:

its not like we can magically appear at the parade

SouthSide_HitMen
10-27-2005, 11:50 PM
its not like we can magically appear at the parade

Ferris Bueller would have a plan. :smile: In fact IIRC he attended a parade downtown after ditching school - driving around in a Porsche.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/42/Shakeitupferris.jpg/390px-Shakeitupferris.jpg

SoxSideIrish
10-27-2005, 11:51 PM
i'll be there with my green irish sox shirt and my official world champs locker room hat. or should i bring my green hat too? :tongue:

i'll probably just go straight to the rally.

StillMissOzzie
10-28-2005, 12:00 AM
I plan on being right near LaSalle & Jackson at noon, for as long as my lunch "hour" will allow. I will probably be in my black and grey nylon White Sox jacket, and my green Halfway to St. Patrick's Day hat from last year-if I remember to bring the hat.

SMO
:gulp:

hose
10-28-2005, 12:01 AM
I'll be the guy on LaSalle wearing the black hat with Sox on it.:wink:

Jerko
10-28-2005, 12:12 AM
My boss and I will probably be on Washington and LaSalle. However, I may use that as a starting point and head north and see how close I can get to the end point. Who knows, as long as I see it and hear it (they already hooked up speakers and are having jumbotrons out there) I will be happy.

cwsfannick
10-28-2005, 12:20 AM
I will probably be at the parade. More than likely at the end of the route.

Joosh
10-28-2005, 12:20 AM
I will definately be there, wearing my Konerko Black Alternate Jersey over my AL Champs shirt, and standing next to my father, a Sox fan for 45 years!

:bandance: :bandance: :bandance:

Chicago
10-28-2005, 12:53 AM
I'll be there... somewhere on lasalle

I hope some of you guys are bringing video camera's and are going to be willing to share... :D:

koch44
10-28-2005, 01:15 AM
The Amtrak arrives in Union Station at 10:30.:bandance:

This is the first time I'll be happy to take the train home at 7:00 am.:cool:

El Screecho
10-28-2005, 01:26 AM
I have been to Chicago many times but I can not imagine what it will be like for this parade. Tell me please is this very important the parade to the, I don't know how to say I am sorry, working class "fans"?

MUsoxfan
10-28-2005, 01:33 AM
I'll be heading down tomorrow and probably float up and down the route. I want to take as much of it in as I can

chisoxmike
10-28-2005, 01:47 AM
Work.:whiner:

house215
10-28-2005, 01:50 AM
I'll be somewhere on Lasalle St.

Jerome
10-28-2005, 02:01 AM
All these kids and "oh i don't wanna ditch school" this is a once in a lifetime experience guys, I'd take a month of detentions to be able to go, luckily I'm in college and most of my teachers are too lazy to take attendance. :bandance:


I agree, I don't care what the consequences are, I will be there.

I will be in my pink and green 1985 style sox jersey, I wore my 1917 and 1985 t shirt today, saving the truly outrageous pink and green jersey for the parade.

elrod
10-28-2005, 02:06 AM
I'll be there with my 3-year old and 17-month old boys. We'll probably drive down from Evanston to Clybourn and get on the EL at North/Clybourn so we won't be late.

WCCJESSE
10-28-2005, 02:07 AM
I'm taking the Orange line any idea where i get off cause i was told get off at state but not sure

dropkick371
10-28-2005, 02:08 AM
I agree, I don't care what the consequences are, I will be there.

I will be in my pink and green 1985 style sox jersey, I wore my 1917 and 1985 t shirt today, saving the truly outrageous pink and green jersey for the parade.Wish I could go, but as I'm a grad student who TAs the Friday afternoon lab and skipping out on such short notice would probably result in something along the lines of "no degree for you", I'm going to have to take a miss.

NonetheLoaiza
10-28-2005, 02:32 AM
I'll be there. Wacker and LaSalle...

BarbG
10-28-2005, 02:38 AM
We'll be there somewhere, planning to head to Union Station and wander in from there. Hubby can't possibly take off work but my daughter has a very serious case of White Sox Fever and can't make it to school tomorrow.

RealMenWearBlack
10-28-2005, 02:53 AM
I'm taking the Orange line any idea where i get off cause i was told get off at state but not sure

You have a few options. LaSalle/Van Buren, Quincy, Washington, or Clark/Lake. I'm getting off at Clark/Lake because that's the closest station to where the rally is going to be.

WCCJESSE
10-28-2005, 03:06 AM
You have a few options. LaSalle/Van Buren, Quincy, Washington, or Clark/Lake. I'm getting off at Clark/Lake because that's the closest station to where the rally is going to be.Thanks any idea whats a good time to get there if the bulls rally is anything i'm guessing i will have to be there around 9 right:D:

getonbckthr
10-28-2005, 03:39 AM
im going to lasalle and wacker and taping the parade at home. i'll be wearing my green and white sox hat, chubby guy with glasses sideburns and a goatee.

pinwheels3530
10-28-2005, 04:31 AM
I'll be there along with my wife, and little pinwheels!!!

mattcoz
10-28-2005, 04:48 AM
I'm getting there very early to make sure I can see the rally.

obinder26
10-28-2005, 05:30 AM
I'll be somewhere on LaSalle... getting there around 11:00... that should work out. I go to school in the sorriest excuse for a state ever in the sorriest excuse for a city ever (Indianapolis, Indiana) but drove home tonight because this is FAR more important than school... ****ing indiana.

twinsuck1
10-28-2005, 05:43 AM
I'll be heading down to Lasalle with the family and of course a video camera. Everybody don't forget to pop in a video tape or set the tivo for recording the parade while your gone, however I can't sleep becuase of all the excitment built up inside and have been watching CLTV and I noticed they are going to replay the parade tonight again at 7pm for those who missed it. Have a blast today everybody, we deserve it! Thank you CHICAGO WHITE SOX!!!!:D:

itsnotrequired
10-28-2005, 08:05 AM
I'll be there along with my wife and 8 week old son. Should be a blast...

Be sure to get there early! Streets around LaSalle will start shutting down around 11:00 so plan your route to the parade accordingly. I just saw the area from the El and they already have a bunch of stuff set up. A few news trucks are there and there are porta-potties set up on some of the intersections. The generator truck for the rally is already on Wacker and setting up.

:bandance:

Risk
10-28-2005, 08:28 AM
The boss just gave me the day off, so I'll be there. I'm going to take the Blue Line from Cumberland to the Jackson stop and from there head over to LaSalle. I should be easy to find, just look for a 5'9 stocky Irish guy wearing a worn green White Sox hat and black jersey.:wink:

There is a nice little Irish bar called Cavanuagh's(???) in the Manodnock (sp?) building at the corner of Jackson (buliding right across the street from the Dirkson Federal Building). I'll be there having a couple, hope to see some fellow WSI'ers.

Risk

jenn2080
10-28-2005, 08:31 AM
I will be there...somewhere around Jackson:)

Bobbo35
10-28-2005, 08:50 AM
I am a teacher and already took a sick day on Monday because of the Sunday night I was at. Man does this stink. Does anyone know if TV is going to show it at a later time?

bigsqwert
10-28-2005, 09:04 AM
Dang. I'm still in Texas and won't get back to Chicago until later this afternooon. I hope the parade footage will be available online later or perhaps they will re-air it on TV tonight.

:(:

MeteorsSox4367
10-28-2005, 09:09 AM
As the boys drive down 35th Street, they'll go right past where I work. I'll be the idiot out there with the Sox hat and Pierzynski t-shirt screaming "YYYEEESSS!!!!"

"DJ, I love working near the ballpark. Working near the ballpark, yes."

twinsuck1
10-28-2005, 09:18 AM
Dang. I'm still in Texas and won't get back to Chicago until later this afternooon. I hope the parade footage will be available online later or perhaps they will re-air it on TV tonight.

:(:

CLTV will be re playing the parade at 7pm tonight.

halfpricemonday
10-28-2005, 09:30 AM
If anyone is stuck at work and has internet access, the Trib's web site says they'll be showing WGNs live coverage starting at 11 am. I don't know what that means (postage stamp size video at 12 fps?), but it's an option.

Jjav829
10-28-2005, 09:34 AM
I'll be there somewhere on LaSalle. I'll be the guy wearing Sox stuff.:cool:

Over By There
10-28-2005, 09:34 AM
I'll be there. On LaSalle, somewhere near Madison, then hopefully walk up to Wacker for the rally.

bigsqwert
10-28-2005, 09:37 AM
CLTV will be re playing the parade at 7pm tonight.

Dang....DirecTv doesn't have CLTV. At least I don't think it does.

house215
10-28-2005, 09:44 AM
My sister just called me from her office on Lasalle and said its already filling up down there.

robiwho
10-28-2005, 09:45 AM
I don't work on Fridays, so the timing is perfect for me. My friend and I are catching the Metra at 10:10. I'll have my four-year-old daughter with me and she'll have her two girls. We're keeping them out of school today to attend. I decided to send my first-grade son to school and my mom offered to pick him up for me (hooray for grandma!). He loves the Sox, but is also mildly autistic and doesn't like noise, so I don't think it would be a good time for him. I plan to tape the broadcast and watch it with him tonight.

We'll be somewhere on LaSalle.

itsnotrequired
10-28-2005, 09:49 AM
My sister just called me from her office on Lasalle and said its already filling up down there.

Insane. I planned on lining up around 10:30. Looks like I will have to leave a bit early!

IronFisk
10-28-2005, 09:51 AM
OH YEAH! I'll be there - with my 7-year old. He had a half-day of school anyhow! :rolleyes:

I'll probably start at LaSalle & Randolph - and then TRY to move to Wacker.

Hope to catch some of you there - you KNOW how to find me...

mattcoz
10-28-2005, 10:02 AM
Went to go set up my DVR and of course the guide doesn't have the parade in the schedule. When will coverage start and what channel do you think will have the best?

Rocky Soprano
10-28-2005, 10:05 AM
I'll be there on LaSalle, right in front of Harris Bank.

credefan24
10-28-2005, 10:13 AM
I just got into my office at Jackson and Dearborn. Jackson and Lasalle are already swamped. Tons of people, port o potties, and Sox banners on the lamp posts up LaSalle. And it's a beautiful sight.


Plan on going with my brother around 1145, get a few minutes off work.
I haven't been able to stop smiling since Wednesday.

Jerko
10-28-2005, 10:16 AM
I'm taking the Orange line any idea where i get off cause i was told get off at state but not sure

If you get off at Clark/Lake, that platform actually extends and overlooks LaSalle at Lake.

itsnotrequired
10-28-2005, 10:20 AM
If you get off at Clark/Lake, that platform actually extends and overlooks LaSalle at Lake.

I was thinking about viewing from there as well but I'm betting the CTA will be shooing people away. Well, trying at least...

Chuckster49
10-28-2005, 10:27 AM
I'll be there on LaSalle wearing my #49 Charlie Hough jersey. Go you Sox!

zmz723
10-28-2005, 11:02 AM
School :angry: :angry: :angry:


oh well, thats what i get for blowing off the last two weeks of homework

StockdaleForVeep
10-28-2005, 11:04 AM
me and the batman will be there

where is everyone parking?

VenturaSoxFan23
10-28-2005, 11:06 AM
I won't be there but my brother & his wife will be there, video camera in tow.

urbanhack
10-28-2005, 11:16 AM
My office is on LaSalle/VanBuren, so I'm going to be near the start around Jackson/LaSalle.

:supernana:

RallyBowl
10-28-2005, 11:18 AM
Is the parade and rally going to be streamed on the internet anywhere?

Max Power
10-28-2005, 11:43 AM
I'm about to jump on the train downtown. Can't wait!

PBRWarrior
10-28-2005, 11:48 AM
My office building is on the Corner of Wacker and LaSalle. It is crazy out here. They have video montitors and a nice stage. Tons of flags. It is amazing. I think by 11:30 today the stage area is goinig to be back up all the way to Washington. What a day!!!

zmz723
10-28-2005, 12:03 PM
Is the parade and rally going to be streamed on the internet anywhere?

wgntv.com

Aprillshowers
10-28-2005, 12:08 PM
I'm going, will probably be around jackson/lasalle. :D:

ChicagoHoosier
10-28-2005, 12:09 PM
I can't believe I still haven't left!!! I hope I can still see something when I get there. ETA is noonish at Lasalle and just going with the flow. I'm 6'5" with a 6'2" preggo wife. I'm wearing a grey sox jersey wtih no hat, bald, with shades. Feel free to say hi!

Frankfan4life
10-28-2005, 12:56 PM
I have to work today, but I'll be heading out there with a group of my co-workers about 12:00. I know we won't get real close but I have to be there.

I am so jacked up! I'll have a sign that says, IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT! and THANK YOU WHITE SOX!!!

maurice
10-28-2005, 01:57 PM
I'm at the parade right now . . . 24 stories above LaSalle.
They got off to a late start, but the rally should be starting soon.

Over By There
10-28-2005, 02:02 PM
Just got back to the office. We were at Madison/LaSalle and it was wild - very crowded. Got a good view of Ozzie, Mark, Jon, El Duque, Man Soo Lee, Coop, Cotts, Uribe, Harold and others. Waited 90 minutes out there for something that only lasted a few minutes, but it was well worth it. The guys were all beaming. MB seemed incredibly fired up - so awesome.

:smile: :bandance: :smile: :bandance: :smile:

urbanhack
10-28-2005, 02:15 PM
http://adobe.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?&mode=fromsite&collid=95880559408.94090559408.1130523036003&conn_speed=1


Here's some pics...not sure if this works or not...

itsnotrequired
10-28-2005, 02:33 PM
Just got back. What a rush! I can't wait to see the overhead shots. After the team passed, everyone swarmed onto the side streets and really gummed up the traffic. Who cares?!:bandance:

Madvora
10-28-2005, 02:53 PM
I was in a tree in the center section of the street at the North end of LaSalle. It was nuts out there. I couldn't see or hear a damn thing, plus I was supposed to be at work.

Aprillshowers
10-28-2005, 02:56 PM
I just back into work. it was CRAZY! :D:

HawkDJ
10-28-2005, 02:58 PM
That was probably the worst version of "don't stop believing" EVER. but i loved it.

Eddie Gaedel
10-28-2005, 03:39 PM
I had the pleasure of being able to stand right in front of the stage! The SOX heard everything I yelled to them including, "Let's go have some beers!" which made AJ and Rowand laugh. It was the 2nd best moment of my life.
:gulp: