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Love Parade San Francisco

Saturday, September 24, 2005
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Party/Street Party
Deepak Jagannath
Location Details:
It starts at Market & 2nd Street and opens at 12 Noon. The parade is scheduled to start at 1pm and parades west on Market Street to the festival location at Civic Center. Once at the festival area the floats will park and all the participants can enjoy the multiple genres of music that will be played.

Who is Love Parade San Francisco?

In 2001, a diverse group of San Franciscans envisioned bringing Loveparade to the US for the first time. And what better place than San Francisco, home of the original Summer of Love? After many meetings and thousands of volunteer hours, the first ever US Loveparade came to San Francisco on October 2, 2004 with 30 floats, 220 DJs, and 37,000 revelers dancing in the streets to the sounds of every genre of electronic music. The love returns on Saturday, September 24, 2005, with official events also planned for Friday, September 23th and Sunday, September 25th. Mark your calendars now for what promises to be one of the pre-eminent electronic music events in the world.


Loveparade is the brainchild of legendary Berlin DJ Dr. Motte, who founded the event in Berlin in 1989. Motte rallied with other cutting edge techno/house groovers to create a "house music demonstration," which evolved into a demonstration FOR something, namely tolerance, respect and understanding among nations. Speeches and pamphlets gave way to the music’s raw and powerful ability to unite. Thousands upon thousands have heeded the call since, filling the streets of Berlin where attendance topped 1.5 million in 2000. Dr. Motte's underlying principle that "music… speaks in thousands of languages and is understood by all" has never been more evident, a truth he saw first-hand while here in San Francisco to help us kick off the first ever Loveparade in the United States.

Using the universal language of music as both cause and expression, LoveParade is world famous not only for its eccentrically dressed revelers dancing alongside floats, but also for its celebration of diversity, promotion of tolerance, and fostering of community. Since 2000, the Loveparade concept has been exported around the world, to Austria, Chile, England, Israel, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States. All Parades share the same motto: to create an international web and platform for electronic dance music, with each city lending its own flavor.

Loveparade has become the annual electronic music mega-event for international followers of the European-bred movement of Techno. As the electronic music movement has diversified and matured, Loveparades have seen the inclusion of many genres under the electronic music umbrella, including house, techno, trance, new school breaks, drum and bass, jungle, and underground hip hop.
Added to the calendar on Sat, Sep 24, 2005 9:34AM
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