Belvidere native makes an impression at the Cubs celebration


Salgodo poses with his sign at the Cubs parade.

Camille Spencer, Reporter

     As the new world series champions, the Chicago Cubs were thrown a parade in their honor. The parade took place on Nov, 4  and was held at Chicago’s Grant Park. The event officially began at 11:00 A.M. Though some people believe that a parade is a little too much, but they have to put into consideration that the cubs last time winning the World Series was back in 1908, over 100 years ago.

     The event is now considered the 7th largest gathering in human history. There was roughly around 5 million   people that  gathered in their cubs gear to celebrate, but one individual made an impression on the crowd.

     Nick Salgado, 19, who was a graduate of Belvidere North’s class of 2016, attended the celebration with two his friends. Along with watching and enjoying the parade, Nick had another idea in his mind as well. Salgado had created a poster for the public to see and take notice of. The poster read “ Kiss me if I’m wrong, but the Cubs lost.” He had over 20 girls come up to him and give him a kiss.

“My intention was to make people laugh and to recieve a lot of kisses, and possibly a few numbers,” said Salgado.

     Because of Salgado’s actions, he made his way onto a newspaper. The Rockford Register Star was the first to acknowledge what Salgado had done. Once the article was written about him, the story became pretty popular. A lot of people had shared the story about him, especially people in Belvidere and soon, his story was being shared all over social media.

     Most people thought that the idea he had was a great idea, he did get some criticism along the way though. Some people at the parade thought it wasn’t funny and pretty pointless, but that didn’t discourage him.

     After the event, he posted two pictures. One was of him holding the sign, and the other was him having a lipstick mark on his cheek. At the end of the day, Salgado was pretty content with himself. He went to the parade expecting only a few volunteers to take part, but his expectations exceeded over the limit.