Atlanta is red, black and gold 🙌 pic.twitter.com/SQrAs4I6zP— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) December 10, 2018
Also true to form, human spark plug Tito Villalba found his way to literally make a lot of noise.
Just how big a deal was today's parade in Atlanta? Well, even the hardware itself seems to have gotten ... larger.
And just to hammer home how big a day this was for the city:
We had to bring the Golden Spike out for this one 🙌 pic.twitter.com/zL2VvqoCSr— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) December 10, 2018
Archie Eversole, the Atlanta artist who quite literally recorded a soundtrack for his beloved club, gave a live performance.
And as he readies for a new coaching challenge, Atlanta manager Tata Martino was fittingly given the opportunity to hammer that Golden Spike one last time.
El profe. El Tata.— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) December 10, 2018
He just had to hammer that Golden Spike one last time 🙌 pic.twitter.com/XOPJsgyDJ0
Despite unseasonably cold December temperatures in Georgia, thousands of fans were clearly determined to celebrate the city's first major sports championship in 23 years.
You showed out all year 🙌— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) December 10, 2018
We never take this for granted.
Thank you, Atlanta pic.twitter.com/qal5vo2gx5
While the on-the-the-field heroes all got the double-decker bus treatment, the man many believe is responsible for setting the foundation of the club's success got his own ride.
Is there anyone who deserves this parade more than this guy?— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) December 10, 2018
👋 Uncle Arthur pic.twitter.com/GH4P9sBh8Q
To help underscore how long some Atlanta fans have waited for another championship:
That time I skipped high school and went to a Championship parade in downtown Atlanta and that other time I did the same with my teenage daughter #1991Braves #WorsttoFirst #ATLUTD #MLSCup #AtlantaChampions @ATLUTD pic.twitter.com/knBY2f7Eg6— Christina H Eikhoff (@CHEikhoff) December 10, 2018
Of course, not everyone would skip work to make it to the celebration. For those ATLUTD fans, we feel for you.