We were about a third of the way there to find our way completely blocked by mobs of motorcycles. The Malang soccer team - AREMA, as it's called - won the league over the weekend. So, today (and we hear maybe most of the next week) became a holiday. It's true. Some universities in the city closed in recognition of the accomplishment.
This picture hardly does the crowd justice. Motorcycles were lined up for maybe 1/2 mile - two lanes wide - just sitting in the road. Maybe they were waiting to all parade together at a certain time.
This is another place near the first where the first shot was taken just a few minutes later. In other words, there were many unofficial groups riding around. There was no official celebration that I know of.
The team's mascot is a lion.
This was my personal favorite. The music was loud and the confetti was flying!