Berlin Love Parade - July 13, 2002
July 13, 2002 8:39 AM   Subscribe

Berlin Love Parade - July 13, 2002 "A million and half techno fans brought together for a day is something you just don’t see in America.... It’s something every American dancer should experience." Can be seen live on
posted by Voyageman (7 comments total)
Yes we Americans prefer to keep that much obnoxiousness dispersed.
posted by techgnollogic at 9:35 AM on July 13, 2002

Unless it's Mardi Gras. Seriously, I thought the Love Parade was dead and done with years ago. All the Berliners I know are sick & tired of it, in part because it's officially a "demonstration" rather than a festival and therefore doesn't have to pay for the removal of garbage etc -- the city has to pay, and the city is very, very broke.
posted by muckster at 9:48 AM on July 13, 2002

none of you have ever been right? I've been three years in a row, and adore it. missing this year tho. Boohoo.
posted by dabitch at 12:40 PM on July 13, 2002

I was there, oh about 3 years ago. Crazy, crazy, crazy. Not like Mardi Gras, but still an intense time. I was staying with some german friends and they all asked me constantly to the love parade - I think they thought I would be freaked out by it.
posted by plemeljr at 12:44 PM on July 13, 2002

.. ack.. missed this year.
The first year I went, i was on a float for the duration, at night our float - out of 52 - was picked to be one of eight in a circle around the top DJ's, and we'd stop there and lend or speakers to them for two hours. The entire roundabout was filled of dancing people and I threw water down to them on and them, feeling like a right rock star. ;)
posted by dabitch at 12:46 PM on July 13, 2002

Actually, it *is* something you see in America...for three days. The Detroit Electronic Music Festival.
posted by Windigo at 3:58 PM on July 13, 2002

I can't think of any celebration in North America that could come close to the Berlin Love Parade in terms of size at any one moment.
posted by tdca at 2:10 AM on July 14, 2002

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