We finally gave up and decided to wander back home. At this point the fans had gone crazy filling the streets, singing and dancing. I loved it and fortunately I never felt uneasy in this mass confusion.
What I learned later was that Bogota's soccer team, the Millonarios, celebrated their fist championship in 24 years. Truly a reason to celebrate! Simon Bolivar Plaza downtown was reported to have 60,000 fans cram in the plaza in celebration as a bus carried the team to the central square.
My favorite part of the report was the "Update: Three fans have died in Bogota during celebrations of the Millonarios victory. Two fans were reportedly stabbed in separate fight incidents and another fell from the third floor of a building. 1,200 people ended up in court after the day and night of celebrations." We are in Bogota after all!