Charlottesville Parties after Virginia won victory in the Fourth Quarter

CHARLOTTESVILLE – The sticky floor began to shake with 5.7 seconds to play Saturday night and did not come to rest until the third choir of the "Seven White Armed Army" died. By then, the Cavaliers of Virginia had gone on to their first quarter since 1984 with an 80-75 victory over Purdue, and they entered into, and everyone – from the 36-year-old person in this age. home to visit her sister with all the members' Naval football team departed to the men's sweater Malcolm Brogdon and sideways baseball cap their arms around each other and they sing Virginia's alma issue.

'Wahoo-[expletive]-wa! ”Said one woman.

It took only a few minutes for the over-capacity crowd at Boylan Heights bar to clean it out and for the street party at the corner of Main Street and the 14th near the University of Virginia campus.

Formally dressed couples came down the street, leaving sorority and fraternity events to enter the root. The girls climbed the boys' shoulders as the bar DJ started pumping music to huge speakers who had been broadcasting the game to previous passersby. One woman was dressed in a dressed bridal dress, and she threw her bouquet into the crowd.

The ugly celebration, which the police were all about, eventually felt to keep warrants from emerging traffic, such as release.

“I am from Baltimore and so last year was very pressing,” says Kevin Warschaw, Virginia, referring to the first Cavaliers round loss to the County of Maryland-Baltimore, the first with a seed no. . seed in the history of the NCAA competition. “I have been delayed by texts from all I know. The perfect solution is truly to the Final Four this year. ”

Virginia's recent graduate Annabel Hungate joined the party after buying plane tickets to the Final Final for around $ 500 on Saturday morning. She said she could cancel the tickets within 24 hours if the Cavaliers lost.

“My birthday is 3 birthday, and every year my dad says he will get me tickets in the last fourth for my birthday,” Hungate said. “It never happened. This is the first year it has worked. ”

Fans hit spontaneously in “Let us‘ Hoos! “Sometimes singing before the game in an outdoor pedestrian mall in the town center of Down Down, where families were turning and enjoying a warm spring evening. College students – and some older alumni – put places in local routes an hour before the start, crowded into local establishments such as The Biltmore, where fans went around the patio's individual television, and in a pub. Trinity Irish t leave it inside the game waiting in line and watching their phones.

“The whole thing is incredible,” says Boylan Heights J.R. Hadley, indigenous Charlottesville to stop allowing your patrons to admit immediately after reaching a crop, when his bar reached capacity. “We're waiting for it for a long time, I mean, this is like '30 for 30' [documentary]. Mamadi [Diakite] hit that shot to tie the game? None of this has ever happened. Even the playing cops for. They said the DJ could play one more song. ”

Rebecca Thelen, Charlottesville and Virginia alumni police officer patrolling the path outside Boylan Heights went for a large part of the night in a small dance when she saw the final score.

“As long as people respect each other and respect property, it's good fun,” she said. “I think we all have [officers] who was sitting in our cars listening to him on the radio. ”

Just after Sunday morning midnight, Charlottesville Sgt police. Bradley Pleasants said no catches were made regarding the celebration. He hoped that the crowd would quickly spread as fans returned to bars hoping to keep the party going.

“They don't serve alcohol in the middle of the street,” Pleasants said. “… We put them off, but we're going to let them get their time.”

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