Sunday, September 30, 2007
Geelong Supporters, The Day After
"GEELONG is a city reborn as it celebrates the Grand Final win with a party that lasted long into last night and in some parts will be still going this morning.
Around 7000 people packed out Federation Square in central Melbourne to watch the Cats players brandish the premiership cup for the first time in 44 years.
The atmosphere in the city centre was electric as jubilant fans hit the streets cheering and singing.
Thousands of people poured into the CBD turning the area into an unofficial street party. Police closed streets in a bid to control traffic as supporters hung out of car windows and climbed lamp posts.
Some fans had even painted their cars blue and white in honour of their heroes, while others draped blue and white bunting and balloons from verandas and shops.
In scenes reminiscent of New Year's Eve, strangers embraced on the street."