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Fan-led pep rally brings Chiefs Kingdom to the Plaza

Posted at 8:22 PM, Jan 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-18 23:18:44-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — A fan-led effort brought a Chiefs pep rally to the Country Club Plaza on Saturday.

"There was a Facebook post that told everybody to come out and support and so we did," James Taylor said.

Chiefs fans of all ages showed off their team spirit.

"I was born saying, 'Chiefs,'" Taylor said. "That was my first word. Not 'mama,' not 'daddy,' Chiefs."

Ann Marie Hamilton was the leader of the pack. She planned the pep rally hoping to get fans pumped up for Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Tennessee Titans.

"Not everybody can afford a ticket to the game," Hamilton said. "So the thought was being able to show up and support the team today."

Hamilton invited dance troops from around the Kansas City metro area to perform in front of a crowd, calling it a Chiefs flash mob.

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas made an appearance, calling the city a team in itself.

"This is the thing that's wonderful about sports and wonderful about our community, right? That people just get this kind of organic excitement like that."

With Kansas City lit up in red, Hamilton said it will be be hard to quiet Chiefs Kingdom the night before the game, as fans are ready to stake their claim.

"I think we just all believe," Hamilton said. "You just have to believe. We're going to be there; this is it. It's this time, we're going to win and we're going to be on to the Super Bowl," Hamilton said.