The best moments from Atlanta United's victory parade on Monday

Atlanta United held its 2018 MLS Cup championship parade on Monday, and the streets had every bit of the energy of Saturday night's match before a record crowd at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

In a surprise to absolutely no one, Five Stripes stars and best friends Josef Martinez and Miguel Almiron took in the sights and sounds together.'

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:

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.

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.

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.

To help underscore how long some Atlanta fans have waited for another championship:

Of course, not everyone would skip work to make it to the celebration. For those ATLUTD fans, we feel for you.

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