06/29/2013 02:03 pm ET | Updated Jul 01, 2013

Blackhawks Rally 2013 Attendance: City Says Over 2 Million Attended Grant Park Rally (PHOTOS)

For many in Chicago, Friday was a Ferris Bueller's Day Off come true.

According to the city, over 2 million revelers turned out to Grant Park to take in the Stanley Cup victory rally Friday morning -- markedly more than the number of folks who took part in the 2010 celebration.

And the jubilant, occasionally expletive-laden mood was, naturally, not confined to Grant Park nor the parade route itself.

Photographer and friend of HuffPost Brent Knepper shared a series of shots he took around town Friday that perfectly capture the energy of a city in celebration.

Blackhawks Rally Day 2013 In Chicago

"F***ing right Chicago! indeed.

Not done reveling in the afterglow of the Grant Park festivities themselves? Check out Joshua Mellin's photos from the rally below.


Up Close At The 2013 Blackhawks Victory Rally