RIVER NORTH — "There ain't no party like a Stanley Cup party, 'cause a Stanley Cup party don't stop," a drunken Hawks fan screamed in my face Tuesday when the NHL champs brought the world's most famous trophy to Rockit in River North.
Fans flooded Hubbard Street, and Hawks players, including Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, sprayed the crowd with champagne.
I was at Rockit — right next to Kaner, Captain Serious, Rockit owner Billy Dec and the Stanley Cup — as the Hawks celebrated with fans over a few after-dinner drinks: buckets of Bud Light, shots of tequila, and vodka and Red Bull cocktails for energy.
There was no shortage of energy.
Backup goalie Ray Emery poured champagne on my head. It was a wild scene.
Later, I spotted the Stanley Cup party bus outside American Junkie near State and Illinois.
A drunken Hawks fan told me the Hawks were still raging into the wee hours.
"It's crazy in there," she said. "Patrick Kane was wearing a unicorn hat and dousing himself with beer. Awesome."