San Francisco Love Parade 2007

This is why I love my city so much, there is always something happening. On 29 September 2007 I will be going to the Love Parade 2007 in downtown San Francisco, go here for more info: http://www2.sflovefest.org.

For everybody that does not know the concept of Love Parade; the Love Parade is a popular festival and parade that originated in 1989 in Berlin, Germany, and has spread throughout the world. Past Love Parades have occurred in Tel Aviv, Mexico City, Acapulco, Vienna, Cape Town, San Francisco,Leeds, Sydney, Santiago and Caracas. It was started by the fresh Berlin Underground under the initiative of Matthias Roeingh aka "Dr. Motte". It was held as a political demonstration for peace and international understanding through music.

Until 1996, the parade was held on the famous Berlin "Kurfürstendamm". Since by then, not only the Kurfürstendamm was overcrowded but the streets and even railway tracks near the Ku'damm, too, the parade moved to the "Straße des 17. Juni" which is near the Tiergarten Park in the center of Berlin by the Brandenburg Gate and provided plenty of space. The center of the parade is the Siegessäule in the middle of the park, and the golden angel atop the column has become a symbol of the parade.

In the past I have enjoyed many Love Parade episodes in Berlin, Germany. It is so cool that I dont have to drive 5 hours by car anymore to enjoy it, now just 30 minutes with the bus! If you like electronic dance music, such as Trance, House and Techno you will need to go to the San Francisco Love Parade or as they call it here; San Francisco LoveFest. I hope to make some great pictures such as the one below.

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If you want to read more about this phenomenon go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loveparade

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