Not everyone was fortunate to score Game 7 tickets. But that didn't stop them from having a good time. They just wanted to be a part of it all.
In the top of the ninth, some of the gates at Busch Stadium were opened, letting in some of the crowd who had gathered outside. Storming in, there were a few able to catch the last out.
Others camped out and had to stay put. I don't think they minded too much.
Many who couldn't get in the stadium went to a downtown establishment near Busch to watch the game. They don't look like they were too cheated from the experience.
Some were able to get standing room only tickets, and watched from a vantage that was almost outside the stadium. That was good enough. In fact, their vantage point was almost better than others closer, as they could see what was going on both inside and outside the stadium. I love the view of people climbing the gates and generalized craziness witnessed from a bird's eye.
But the best view of all had to be from the east parking garage. They could see in the stadium, as well as several blocks surrounding. No doubt it was party time downtown on October 28, 2011.
Thankfully, the celebration did not get out of hand. Angus, who was an eye witness, could attest to that. Just a lot of yelling, honking horns and high-fives.