She doesn't realise it yet, but as little Harper Pavlich sat on her dad's lap and gazed calmly at the crowd, she saw a special moment in WA sporting history.
In her Dockers guernsey and pink beanie, the six-month-old's cool and calm demeanour mirrored her dad as they sat beside coach Ross Lyon and his kids to soak up the atmosphere of the club's first grand final parade.
More than 90,000 people lined Melbourne streets on a beautiful spring day to watch the players pass.
It was rival Hawthorn's home territory but the Fremantle faithful have taken over the city and outnumbered Hawks fans.
Banners hanging from pub windows, balloons floating down the street, wigs, face paint and morph suits - everywhere you look in Melbourne there is purple.
Freo fans can be found in every pub, cafe, hotel and tram, creating an electric, carnival-like atmosphere across the city.
Everyone has a story: whether they paid a small fortune to get to Melbourne, flew via an international stopover, drove over with mates or spent days negotiating to score tickets.
But all that stress was forgotten as the marching band played the Fremantle song and the players, several holding wide-eyed children, were driven past adoring fans.
The crowd's Freo chant drowned out the Hawthorn backers and intensified as the players, perched on utes, made their way towards the Treasury Building.
As he was driven through the crowd, skipper Matthew Pavlich said it was an extremely proud day for everyone involved at the club.
"It's great to see so much purple," he said. "A lot of people have worked and waited a long time for this and whatever happens tomorrow will happen, but it's a great moment for the footy club."
Star tagger Ryan Crowley copped jeer from Hawks fans but he "didn't expect anything less".
When the parade ended, Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle welcomed WA Premier Colin Barnett and the "mighty purple army" before the players took to the stage. Pavlich thanked Dockers fans for making the effort to get to Melbourne.
"It was great to see so much purple and so many people come across from Perth," he said. "Thank you for your support. It's been tremendous and we look forward to the game tomorrow."
City Beach couple Greg and Laine Johnston lined up early for a prime position. "It's been quite a wait but it's worth it," Mr Johnston said.
"For them to make the grand final is a huge achievement but the cream on the cake would be to win it."
They couldn't believe how many fans were in Melbourne. "Everywhere there is purple and it seems Melbourne people who aren't Hawthorn supporters are also going for Freo," Mr Johnston said.
Terri Angeles, from Perth, was celebrating after only finding out on arriving in Melbourne - via Singapore - that she had one of the hottest tickets in town.
"Life's too short," she said. "I just couldn't miss it."Mandurah local Julie Geikie said seeing Pavlich hold the premiership cup was exhilarating.
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