Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce high fives fans during Wednesday’s Super Bowl LVIII victory parade in Missouri

Key on the minds of many fans is whether Swift would join her boyfriend Kelce for the parade and victory speeches. However, Swift wasn’t expected to be aboard one of the double-decker buses because has a show in Melbourne, Australia, on Friday night. Still, that remote possibility, combined with unseasonably warm temperatures in the 60s Fahrenheit (15-20 Celsius), generated a crowd of about 1 million attendees. In fact, several players were seen shirtless amid the rising excitement, including soon-to-be free agent linebacker Willie Gay

Defensive tackle Chris Jones, another soon-to-be free agent, led chants of ‘threepeat’ while running back Isiah Pacheco got a big reaction by carrying a pet goat wearing a Mahomes jersey – a subtle way of calling his quarterback the ‘Greatest Of All Time.’

‘We are stacking up trophies,’ linebacker Drue Tranquill said as he grabbed a reporter’s mic during Wednesday’s festivities to mark the Chiefs’ come-from-behind, 25-22 overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers.

Confetti canons exploded from double-decker buses as players rolled through the crowd, DJs and drummers heralding their arrival. Throngs lined the route, with fans climbing trees and street poles, or standing on rooftops for a better view. Owner Clark Hunt was on one of those buses, holding the Lombardi Trophy. Former ‘Modern Family’ star Eric Stonestreet was part of the mob.

Best fans in the world,’ exclaimed wide receiver Mecole Hardman, who caught the winning touchdown pass, as he walked along the route, with the players signing jerseys and at least one person’s head.

‘Never stop,’ Pacheco added from the route.

Many of the largest school districts in the area have canceled classes, and businesses along the parade path are turning the day into a viewing party for their workers. At least 600 Kansas City police officers will be stationed along the the 2-mile (3.22-kilometer) route, police Chief Stacey Graves said.

This year’s parade will follow almost exactly the same route as the Chiefs’ 2020 and 2023 Super Bowl celebrations.

It will begin at 6th Street the Kansas City River Market and ending at Pershing Road in front of Union Station, according to the Kansas City Star.

However, there is one difference to this year’s map with the route not set to head through City Market.

Teens and younger kids were everywhere, some tossing footballs, others watching replays of game highlights on giant TV screens.