Riewoldt's epic Grand Final celebration with The Killers

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Jack Riewoldt has celebrated Richmond's drought-breaking victory with an incredible on-stage cameo with The Killers.

The Richmond star was immense on the field as the Tigers beat Adelaide by 48 points to win their first flag since 1980.

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And he was in fine form off the field a couple of hours later.

The Killers - who had performed prior to first bounce at the MCG on Saturday - stuck around for the post-game celebrations and performed a 45-minute set for those still in attendance.

How good! Image: Getty
How good! Image: Getty

And as they were about to play their iconic hit 'Mr Brightside', they were joined by none other than Riewoldt.

The Tigers star delighted the crowd as he belted out the tune, producing what could be one of the greatest Grand Final celebrations in recent memory.

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

"I'm a premiership winner and now a rock star," he said.

Meanwhile, Richmond's streets have been shut down as a sea of yellow and black streamed out of the MCG to celebrate with a mass party.

As soon as Saturday's final siren sounded, thousands of Richmond fans began filing out of the ground and onto nearby Swan Street, the Tigers having claimed their 11th flag in front of a crowd of 100,021 at the MCG.

The suburb was electric following the game with the sound of the Tiger's theme song ringing out in every direction, people cheering and embracing while singing, "Oh we're from Tigerland".

Every Tigers supporter on the street had a smile from ear to ear and those not wearing black and gold were outnumbered 100 to one.

There was also more than a few staggering down Punt Road supporting each other with an arm over the shoulder to remain upright.

Most of Richmond's pubs were already packed with punters who were watching the game, with massive queues of supporters forming outside, eager to get in and continue the celebrations fans had waited 37-years for.

Many were in tears, overcome with emotion when asked about the game.

"I really just can't believe it. I feel like I'm numb, I mean I knew they could do it but I don't think I was prepared for how this would feel," Kristy Mahr told AAP near the MCG.

"I don't think I've ever seen my dad so happy."

Kristy's father, Stephen, simply said "bloody ripper" with his fingers pointing to the sky before the pair were swallowed up in in a massive group of screaming fans.

Simon Beech said he would be "celebrating well into tomorrow", soaking up the atmosphere in whichever pub he could get into.

"I won't be sleeping tonight," he said.

There was a heavy police presence with a booze bus set up on Punt Road right outside the MCG and officers on every corner near the ground.

The Tigers beat the Crows 16.12 (108) to 8.12 (60), Dustin Martin winning the Norm Smith Medal as best afield and making history as the first player to win a premiership and achieve the Norm Smith-Brownlow Medal double in the same season.

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