06/28/2013 02:55 pm ET Updated Jun 29, 2013

Blackhawks Parade Photos: A Sea Of Red, Screaming Fans And Corey Crawford's Epic F-Bomb Speech


Chicago Blackhawks fans from the city and surrounding area turned out in droves on a steamy Friday morning to cheer the 2013 Stanley Cup victors on during their 30-minute long parade through downtown and a subsequent victory rally in Grant Park.

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Up Close At The 2013 Blackhawks Victory Rally

All photos by Joshua Mellin for Huffington Post Chicago

Reports of fans camping out for a space at the 11 a..m rally in Grant Park's Hutchinson Field came in as early as 6:30 a.m., while ABC Chicago said some celebrants even camped out overnight.

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Blackhawks Parade & Rally In Chicago 2013

Despite high sprits, confetti cannons and lots of cheers, the celebration had some dangerous moments as well. Just before 10:30 a.m. NBC Chicago's Mary Ann Ahern tweeted a photo of a man getting arrested near City Hall indicating he had two loaded guns.

As of 1 p.m., the Chicago Fire Department said 92 patients were treated for heat exhaustion and heat-related issues at the event, 42 of which resulted in hospital transport.

Officials have yet to release attendance estimates — early predictions were set around two million — but based on visual estimates, it's safe to say the fete was packed:

Adding to an already memorable day was the speech given by Hawks goaltender Corey Crawford: After Patrick Kane presented Crawford with the title belt — given to the team's best postseason player — Crawford launched into a charming, f-bomb-laden speech while marveling at the sight of the Hawks fans (Warning: some NSFW language):