Smiling In South Philly At The Eagles Super Bowl Parade

 
Last Sunday’s Super Bowl game was nothing short of magical and the celebration that followed at City Hall will never be matched. The Eagles won their first NFL title in 57 years and Philadelphians threw the craziest party in modern American history. Released to the past are the bruised egos, the chipped shoulders, the bad “attytoods,” and the decades of miserable letdowns. We are now all champions beaming with genuine brotherly love thanks to the Philadelphia Eagles, gushing hyperbole be damned.

The following photos were taken of people in the crowd on Broad Street down in South Philly during today’s Super Bowl parade. I have never seen so many happy people, and so much unified civic pride, in one place. I dare say that today was the day that the city of Philadelphia truly fell in love with itself again.

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Nothing but sunshine and smiling faces in South Philly during the Eagles Super Bowl parade. Photographs by Michael Bixler.

About the author

Michael Bixler is a writer, photographer, and managing editor of Hidden City Daily. He is a former arts and entertainment reporter with Mountain Xpress weekly in Asheville, North Carolina and a native of South Carolina. Bixler has a keen interest in adaptive reuse, underappreciated architecture, contemporary literature and art, and forward-thinking dialogue about people and place. Follow him on Instagram



5 Comments


  1. I’m not really an Eagles fan, or a football fan of any stripe, but I have always been a Philadelphia fan, and I love seeing these photos of “our” city at its best!

  2. Our great City of Philadelphia will be basking all winter long in the warmth of a long awaited Championship that unified the entire Delaware Valley. Thanks Eagles for lifting up an entire city on your wings of victory!

  3. These are great, Mr Bixler. Thank you!

  4. Can’t believe it, the Eagles did it! Finally. Great bunch of pictures, thank you.

  5. I love it! It makes me so happy to see our city in a good mood.

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