Vancouver Street Party
The speakers' dinner ended at the same time as the game, so the streets were literally filled with pumped-up fans (the Canucks won 1-0). There were tens of thousands of fans watching it on the big screen just four blocks away, so by the time we got out there was a river of people. Probably 99.9 percent of them were high-fiving passersby, screaming, honking horns, and taking pictures with cops… From afar I saw a dorky 15-year-old yelling and pushing down newspaper boxes, but he was followed by a few girls who picked up after him. FYI: Everyone was chanting "We want the cup!,” and most people were wearing Canucks jerseys or T-shirts. Side note: That night and the following days, I smelled a lot of marijuana--people were smoking it freely out in the open. I don't think it's legal, but the cops must turn their heads?