Seattle fans have a big reputation of being very loud. The famed 12th Man fans broke records for crowd noise. Even when the crowds were slim, the fans of the Huskies, Mariners and Sounders can be loud and boisterous. It is ironic that outside of the stadium, the people of Seattle have a reputation for being a humble, passive-aggressive, down-to-Earth sort of people.
Even with that reputation, it is a bit surprising to see video that came out from last night’s Super Bowl celebration. The crowds in the neighborhood of Ballard, took to the streets much like any other riots in other cities after big wins.
However, the crowds still obeyed the crosswalk signals!
A Twitter hashtag trend was started #HowSeattleRiots for the locals to make some fun at the passive aggressive reputation. Here are some of our favorites:
— Essex J. Porter (@EssexKIRO7) February 3, 2014
Consumes a non-local microbrew #HowSeattleRiots
— _stephanie (@_stephanie) February 3, 2014
Yarn bombs. #HowSeattleRiots
— David Hoang (@davidhoang) February 3, 2014
Blasting NPR with the windows rolled down #HowSeattleRiots
— Jason (@jck5) February 3, 2014
Crowds surge the W. Seattle Junction intersection, return politely to corners when lights go to “don’t walk” #howseattleriots
— MC (@JunctionMeg) February 3, 2014
— maggim (@maggim) February 3, 2014
Putting finely coffee ground beans in the french press. #HowSeattleRiots
— Daniel Held (@danielmetdesign) February 3, 2014
Tossing confetti directly into street recycling bins #HowSeattleRiots
— Sol to Seed Farm (@soltoseedfarm) February 3, 2014
Did you see the fire in Pioneer Square? The news says hooligans but I know a drum circle and hippy dancing when I see it. #HowSeattleRiots
— Mark Fitz (@MarkFitzOregon) February 3, 2014
Hugs anyone in Bronco orange and blue and asks if they’re ok. #HowSeattleRiots
— John Eddy (@jaydeflix) February 4, 2014
Creating hash tag memes #howseattleriots
— Dylan Wilbanks (@dylanw) February 3, 2014
It is always regrettable to see riots occurring and even worse when the police are ill prepared. It is good to see Seattle handle their first major pro championship since 1979 so well… and with their famous self-deprecating humor.
Brian Reddoch is a CraveOnline reporter and rabid fan of all teams Seattle. You can follow him on Twitter @ReddReddoch or “like” CraveOnline Sports on Facebook.
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