(CNN)St. Louis was a loud, cheering sea of blue Saturday as the city celebrated the St. Louis Blues first Stanley Cup win in its 52-year history.
Thousands of diehard Blues fans flooded downtown to celebrate, with many wearing the team's jerseys or other blue clothing and waving the team's banner, as a parade made its way from Market Street to the famed Gateway Arch.
The Blues beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 in the final Stanley Cup game Wednesday night, ending the longest wait in NHL history for a first championship. The Blues went from being the worst team to Stanley Cup champions, or as fans were putting it Saturday, going from "worst to first."
"This is the biggest party St. Louis has ever seen," Randy Sapienza, 36, told CNN affiliate St. Louis Post-Dispatch.