They came, they saw, they crawled.

Thousands of people wandered through downtown Hamilton Friday and Saturday to take in Supercrawl 2012.

Hamilton police told CBC Hamilton they estimate 50,000 people attended Saturday night and another 11,000 Friday night.

Supercrawl organizer Tim Potocic said there were "definitely more than last year," when around 50,000 people attended the Saturday night events.

Art sprang up everywhere — though not just in official installations on the street. Pieces hung from small galleries and alleyways, and crawlers combed every inch of James Street to see all they could.

Then there was the music — headliner K'naan performed to a packed street by the Lister Block, and quirky indie songwriter Owen Pallet delighted audiences on the Exclaim/Sonic Unyon stage at the north end of the street.


Check out CBC Hamilton's Supercrawl 2012 Facebook photo gallery by clicking on this image.

There was the Hamilton Children's Choir, who performed to a grateful audience that sang along in front of the main stage — so much so that artistic director Zimfira Poloz told everyone that "you all just passed your audition."

Murals sprang up too — whether it was on the side of the Dr. Disc building on Wilson or in the lot behind the Tivoli Theatre CBC Hamilton stage.

There were highlights aplenty: check out CBC Hamilton's top 10  list from Friday here and Saturday here.

And if it's photos you're after, head over to our Facebook gallery here and another one here. Then poke around our page, and see if you can find yourself in our photobooth. Friday's shots are there, as are the ones from Saturday evening. Tag away, and watch for Saturday afternoon, soon. 

And here is Supercrawl as you saw it: