When the Royals ended 30 years of frustration by winning the World Series, they brought joy to more than just one metropolitan area.

The Royals had their World Series victory parade on Tuesday, which brought roughly 800,000 out to see it. That's something else when you consider Kansas City's population is 470,000 people. Kansas City hasn't won a major sports championship since the Royals in 1985, so this was certainly a long time coming. So long, in fact, most area schools canceled classes.

Take a look at the jubilant scene.

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The star of the parade may have been outfielder Jonny Gomes, who wasn't even on the postseason roster. His speech was fiery and included the mic flip to end all mic flips.