I missed the 2010 World Series parade for the San Francisco Giants, but I really regretted it. So, when the Giants won the Series again this year I knew I had to attend. It was really spectacular to see the basically every single person walking around in Giants colors. Despite my initial thoughts that there was no way they’d hold the parade on Halloween it actually turned out really well. Even the people working in stores and restaurants had their Giants colors on (or, were wearing costumes).
That said, the experience actually watching the parade left something to be desired. Julie and I arrive an hour or so early but there were already huge crowds. By the time the players were going down Market Street in the parade it was really crowded and there was hardly any room to see anything. But, it was still fun since there was so much energy and goodwill in the city.