How Seattle celebrates a Super Bowl victory

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Seattle has a reputation for cool orderliness, an almost unshakeable politeness in public (except for a few infamous instances of trouble such as the WTO riots in 1999 and the IWW General Strike of 1919). The more usual Seattle demeanor is known widely as Seattle Nice, which bumps hard against the city’s famously visible (and audible) enthusiasm for its football team when team and fans are inside a stadium together.

So how did these good citizens behave on the streets of Seattle when the Seahawks won the recent Super Bowl? See for yourselves how even wildly happy Seattle pedestrians collectively wait for a traffic light to turn green before they jump — cheering, high-fiving, and waving their 12th Man banners — into a crosswalk. Click below or go to the original YouTube video

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