PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WHDH) - After the parade in Boston ended, the excitement moved to Providence, Rhode Island.
A Patriots rally kicked off around 4:30 p.m. to celebration the epic Super Bowl victory.
7News has been told the governor of Rhode Island, Gina Raimondo, is friends with the Kraft family, the owners’ of the Patriots. Jonathan Kraft and the governor were texting on Monday, when she is asked if it was possible to have a rally in Providence following the parade in Boston.
A large crowd has gathered in the Dunkin Donuts Center. The rally happened with 24 hours’ notice, all through social media. Many people were waiting in line outside for well over two hours in the rain.
Robert and Jonathan Kraft spoke to the crowd, introducing the players.
Rob Gronkowski attempted to take all five of the Lombardi trophies in his hands. Gronk was not successful, unfortunately. He did end up saving them, and none of them touched the ground. At one point in the rally, Gronk also took off his jersey and threw it into the crowd.
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