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Siegessäule, Love Parade 2001
Siegessäule, Love Parade 2001
Dancer, Love Parade 2001
Dancer, Love Parade 2001

The Love Parade is a popular festival and parade that originated in 1989 in Berlin, Germany, and has now 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. The Love Parade is a 1929 musical comedy film. ... http://jpatokal. ... http://jpatokal. ... For other uses, see Festival (disambiguation). ... United States Marines on parade. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ... Nickname: Motto: Capital en movimiento Location of Mexico City in south central Mexico Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ... Acapulco (Officially: Acapulco de Juárez) is a city and major sea port in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific coast of Mexico, 300 km (190 miles) southwest from Mexico City. ... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Motto: Spes Bona (Latin for Good Hope) Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province Coordinates: , Country Province Municipality City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality Founded 1652 Government [1]  - Type City council  - Mayor Helen Zille  - City manager Achmat Ebrahim Area  - City 2,499 km²  (964. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... For other uses, see Leeds (disambiguation). ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Location of Santiago commune in Greater Santiago Coordinates: , Region Province Foundation February 12, 1541 Government  - Mayor Raúl Alcaíno Lihn Area 1  - City 22. ... Nickname: La Sultana del Avila (English:The Avilas Sultan) La Sucursal del paraiso Motto: Ave María Santísima, sin pecado concebida, en el primer instante de su ser natural. ...

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History

The Love Parade has its roots in the spirit of a changing Europe. In 1989, it was first celebrated 4 months before the demolition of the Berlin Wall. 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. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... East German construction workers building the Berlin Wall, November 20, 1961. ...


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. The Kurfürstendamm, Berlins upscale retail neighbourhood The Kurfürstendamm is one of the most famous avenues in Berlin, Germany. ... Originally called Charlottenburger Chaussee, The Straße des 17. ... The Brandenburg Gate The Brandenburg Gate (German: Brandenburger Tor) is a former city gate and one of the main symbols of Berlin, Germany. ... Berlin Siegessäule (June 2003) The victory column (in German: Siegessäule) is one of the more famous sights of Berlin. ...


Many people from Germany, Poland, and other countries travel to Berlin to take part in the Parade — over a million attended in the years 1997 through 2000 and 800,000 in 2001. Attendance at the 2001 festival was significantly lower because the date of the parade was changed with little advance notice. 2002 and 2003 also saw lower figures, and in 2004 and 2005 the parade was canceled due to funding difficulties. 2004 did however host a scaled-down version which served more as a mini-protest, and was promoted with the title 'Love Weekend'. Dozens of clubs promoted the weekend-long event all over the city, with various clubs staying open for 3 days straight without closing. In 2006, the parade made a comeback with the help of German exercise studio McFit. The parade saw its highest attendance in over 9 years.


The music played at the events is predominantly electronic dance music: in this case mainly Trance, House, Techno, and Schranz music. Attempts to introduce other music styles, such as hip hop, have failed. Hardcore and Gabber music were part of the parade in early years, but were later removed. They are now celebrated separately on a counter-demonstration called "Fuckparade". For other uses, see Electronic music (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Trance is a style of electronic music that developed in the 1990s. ... House music is a style of electronic dance music that was developed by dance club DJs in Chicago in the early to mid-1980s. ... Techno is a form of electronic dance music that became prominent in Detroit, Michigan during the mid-1980s with influences from electro, New Wave, Funk and futuristic fiction themes that were prevalent and relative to modern culture during the end of the Cold War in industrial America at that time. ... Schranz [] is the name given to European (especially German) hard techno, a style of techno typically around 140-150 BPM and based around massively bass-heavy kick drums, driving percussion and distorted, looping synth noises. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... The Fuckparade is a techno demonstration in Berlin. ...


Anyone who wants to experience Love Parade in the middle weekend of July should be aware of the fact that it is louder and more crowded than most concerts. With its water-cooled sound systems on every truck, the parade produces a sound floor of many megawatts. The parade basically lives through those trucks. The trucks usually feature local, or important, clubs and their DJs. It has become a rule that only trucks that have sponsors from a techno related field, such as clubs, labels or stores, are allowed. It costs a lot of money to equip a truck. They are usually open on top and feature dancers. Their box-systems are mounted on the side or the rear. There are two tactics to choose from: Follow a truck that features a style that you like, or have them all pass you so you can see and hear more. DJ or dj may stand for Disc jockey, dinner jacket The DeadJournal website, or Djibouti. ...


Love Parade is a place where some exhibit and enjoy other people's exhibitionist tendencies. Some attendees enjoy carrying around toys such as pacifiers or facing masks. Often the crowd is imaginative in terms of clothing (or lack thereof) and appearance. An exhibitionist is a person who practises exhibitionism as a psychological alteration of the human behaviour that neither implies the need to exhibit the genitalia or buttocks nor alterations of the psychiatric condition of the individual (although sometimes this occurs, see below). ...


One famous picture from the Love Parade is people sitting and dancing on streetlamps, trees, commercial signs, telephone booths, which gave the event's nickname "the greatest amateur circus on earth". Although it is not allowed, there is probably no better way to see and be seen. However some people used this for special jokes, like hanging up things such as bicycle locks, on trees and poles, but such actions are very rare. The police of Berlin are usually quite tolerant when it comes to people enjoying themselves. There haven't been any major incidents in over twelve years of parade history - except for the high drug use and people passing out due to dehydration or hyperthermia, the number of injuries as well as the number of crimes is extraordinarily low. In 2000, after the parade, a girl under the influence of ecstasy was run over by an S-Bahn after she had been leaning on the door too hard. Recreational drug use is the use of psychoactive drugs for recreational rather than medical or spiritual purposes, although the distinction is not always clear. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... ecstasy and religious ecstasy MDMA, most commonly known today by the street name ecstasy, is a synthetic entactogen of the phenethylamine family whose primary effect is to stimulate the brain to rapidly secrete large amounts of serotonin, causing a general sense of openness, empathy, energy, euphoria, and well-being. ... S-Bahn refers to suburban metro railways in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. ...


The finale of the demonstration is by the so-called "Abschlusskundgebung" which are half-hour sets of the world's leading top DJs such as Paul Van Dyk, DJ Rush, DJ Hell, Westbam, Drum Connection, Miss Djax or Chris Liebing. During this time all trucks (usually about 40) are connected to each other and set online to the statue of victory where the Turntables are. This is one of the few chances a DJ can ever have to play for a crowd of about one million people. This article is about the DJ. For the American historian, see Paul Van Dyke. ... DJ Rush (Isaiah Major) is an successful Techno-DJ and music producer from Chicago, USA. He was born in January, 1970. ... DJ Hell (real name Helmut Josef Geier, born in Munich on September 6, 1962) is a German House/Techno DJ. He is the label boss of International DeeJay Gigolo Records and has been responsible for many of the big records to come out of the Electroclash or German Squelch scene... WestBam, also known as Maximillian Lenz (born 4 March 1965 in Münster, Westphalia, Germany) is one of the most successful and popular rave techno DJs in Germany. ... Drum Connection (also known as DC ) is a german musical ensemble and pop group. ... Chris Liebing is a techno producer and DJ that releases on music labels such as CLR, Clretry, CLAU, Stigmata and Soap (distributed by Prime in England). ... Tonearm redirects here. ...


With the end of the parade the fun is far from over. Love Parade weekend in Berlin is probably the only time and place worldwide where a whole city is practically turned into a club. Many DJs are booked for one of the huge number of parties that are held before and after the parade. Parties range from clubs with a hundred mostly exclusive guests, to almost raves with several floors and ten thousand dancers. Many people today come to Berlin only for the parties and miss the parade in order to sleep. Or they enjoy it with other "ravers" in the park right next to the parade route. For other uses, see Rave (disambiguation). ... This article is about a form of party. ...


The Love Parade may be a dinosaur and together with Mayday, Nature One and few others the remainder of a rave culture that marked the beginning of the era of modern Electronic music. Mayday, like Love Parade, is one of the oldest and most reputed electronic music festivals, having its debut on 1991. ... The Nature one is a large open air Techno festival, featuring many renown Djs from Germany and all over the world, in significance its not as big as Mayday nor as old, having started 3 years later than Mayday festival. ...


There are similar festivals in other cities like Zürich's Street Parade and Love Parades in Vienna. In 1997 a Love Parade was held in Sydney, Australia. Unlike it's overseas counterparts, however, it was a smaller "rave party" version of the festival, held at the infamous Graffiti Hall of Fame in Redfern. In 2000 a Love Parade was held in Roundhay Park, Leeds, United Kingdom sponsored by BBC Radio 1. In 2001, the official UK parade had moved to Newcastle upon Tyne but was cancelled after the police refused a license: BBC Radio 1 still hosted a more contained event, however. Since then no Love Parade had occurred in the United Kingdom. After touching base in the American Continent for the first time in Mexico (2002), in the fall of 2004, the Love Parade was held in San Francisco, marking its second expansion into North America. With the success of both 2002's and 2004's events, it was held again in 2005 and 2006 with great success, although the "Loveparade San Francisco," has been changed to "Love Fest San Francisco," because Dr. Motte is no longer participating with the Love Parade organization, and forever indefinitely as a permanent event in these two places. For other uses of Zurich, see Zurich (disambiguation). ... The Street Parade is the most attended technoparade in Europe. ... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rave (disambiguation). ... // Introduction Roundhay Park in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, is one of the biggest inner-city parks in Europe. ... For other uses, see Leeds (disambiguation). ... BBC Radio 1 (commonly referred to as just Radio 1) is a British national radio station operated by the BBC, specialising in popular music and speech and is aimed primarily at the 14-29[1] age group. ... This article is about a city in the United Kingdom. ... BBC Radio 1 (commonly referred to as just Radio 1) is a British national radio station operated by the BBC, specialising in popular music and speech and is aimed primarily at the 14-29[1] age group. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...

Loveparade 2007 in Essen.
Loveparade 2007 in Essen.

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Legal issues

The Love Parade is a very special case. By German law the state has to pay for security during political demonstrations as well as cleaning up the streets after the demonstration. In case of a commercial event however, the organizer has to pay for all this. For a large event like the Love Parade the costs are quite high: an estimated 300,000 to 400,000 Euro. This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation). ...


The Love Parade was initially held as a "political demonstration" to save costs; however it is organized by two companies set up just for the Love Parade. The name of the demonstration, Love Parade, is a registered trademark and the organizing companies have been busy getting license fees for the use of their name. This not only included merchandise and CDs but also fees for participating clubs, vendors of soft drinks and the like along the streets and even broadcasting fees for the TV stations MTV and Germany's counterpart, VIVA, along with, for the first time, Germany's RTL 2. Love Parade 2006 was the first time in that Berlin's RBB did not broadcast direct from the Siegessäule. The Bass Red Triangle, was the first trademark registered in Britain in 1876. ... CD may stand for: Compact Disc Canadian Forces Decoration Cash Dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) Certificate of Deposit ÄŒeské Dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... For the bus system in York Region, Ontario, Canada, please see Viva (bus rapid transit). ... RTL II is a German television network, founded as a second-generation commercial broadcaster in 1993. ... Map of the nine regional broadcasting members of Germanys ARD radio/TV network. ... Berlin Siegessäule (June 2003) The victory column (in German: Siegessäule) is one of the more famous sights of Berlin. ...


Due to this there have been arguments between the organizers and the city of Berlin every year about the status of the Love Parade and who should bear what costs. Finally in 2001, the courts ruled that the Love Parade had to be held as commercial event. In 2004, the organizers claimed they do not have the necessary funds anymore to host it again. Since there are numerous other Love Parade-like but commercial events in Germany, there are speculations that the funding is not, or at least is not the only reason, for the cancellation, the other being the fast dropping number of participants.


Anthems

Every German parade has its own Anthem. An anthem is a composition to an English religious text sung in the context of an Anglican service. ...

Year Artist Title
1997 Dr. Motte and Westbam Sunshine
1998 Dr. Motte and Westbam Love Parade 1998 (One World)
1999 Dr. Motte and Westbam Music is the Key
2000 Dr. Motte and Westbam One world one Love Parade
2001 Dr. Motte and Westbam You Can't Stop Us Ravers
2002 The Love Committee Access Peace
2003 The Love Committee Love Rules
2006 The Love Committee & Westbam United States of Love
2007 The Love Committee & Westbam Love is Everywhere

List of Love Parades

Cyborg, Love Parade 2001
Cyborg, Love Parade 2001
Year Location Motto Participants
1989 Berlin Friede, Freude, Eierkuchen 150
1990 Berlin The Future Is Ours 2,000
1991 Berlin My House Is Your House And Your House Is Mine 6,000
1992 Berlin The Spirit Makes You Move 15,000
1993 Berlin The Worldwide Party People Weekend 31,000
1994 Berlin Love 2 Love 110,000
1995 Berlin Peace on Earth 280,000
1996 Berlin We Are One Family 750,000
1997 Berlin Let the Sunshine In Your Heart 1,000,000
1997 Sydney
1998 Berlin One World One Future 800,000
1999 Berlin Music Is The Key 1,500,000
2000 Berlin One World One Loveparade 1,300,000
2000 Leeds
2001 Berlin Join The Love Republic 800,000
2002 Berlin Access Peace 750,000
2002 Mexico City
2003 Berlin Love Rules 750,000
2004 San Francisco
2005 San Francisco
2005 Santiago
2006 Berlin The Love is Back 1,200,000
2006 San Francisco (as Love Fest)
2006 Santiago 100,000
2007 Essen Love is everywhere 1,200,000
2007 Caracas Live the Love! 25,000
2007 San Francisco as LoveFest 60,000
2008 Dortmund
2009 Bochum
2010 Duisburg
2011 Gelsenkirchen

Note: The "Participants" figure is the estimate given by the organizers. Police estimates have been as much as 30% lower. Accurate counts are not available since entry is free and uncontrolled. http://jpatokal. ...


Future of Love Parade

The Love Parade returned to Berlin on July 15 in 2006 after being canceled in 2004 and 2005 due to a lack of funds. Although the Love Parade's founder, Dr. Motte, did not participate due to issues with the parade's organizers McFit. The Love Parade was planned again on July 7, 2007 with the sponsorship of McFit and Beate Uhse. After being confirmed in November of 2006 by the organizers, a press conference on February 21st by the team announced the cancellation. The main reason cited was the failure of the City of Berlin in granting a written approval. The event will now be held on August 25, 2007 in the German city of Essen and other cities in the Ruhr Area until 2011. is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Beate Uhse-Köstlin (pron. ... Essen is a city in the center of the Ruhr Area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Ruhr Area within Germany Map of the Ruhr Area The Ruhr Area, also called simply Ruhr, (German Ruhrgebiet, colloquial Ruhrpott or Kohlenpott) is an urban area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, consisting of a number of large formerly industrial cities bordered by the rivers Ruhr to the south, Rhine to...


An alternative parade in Berlin is the Techno Demonstration Fuckparade, held annually since 1997, in July or August. For the comic book character previously known as Techno, see Fixer (comics). ... For other uses, see Demonstration. ... The Fuckparade is a techno demonstration in Berlin. ...


Different versions of the Love Parade have been popping up around the world in places like Santiago, Chile; Caracas; Tel Aviv and Mexico City. The Love Parade officially continues on in the city of San Francisco as they had held their inaugural Parade in September 2004 with 37,000 attending. The parade was held again in San Francisco in September 2005 as a rousing success drawing over 50-60,000 people. In 2006, the parade was held on September 23 and was renamed Love Fest because the Loveparade Berlin organization did not renew any of their worldwide licenses not already under contract so they could focus on their own event. The first Love Parade in Santiago was held in 2005 and gathered over 100,000 people; the 2006 version gathered over 200,000 people. The first Love Parade in Caracas was held in June 2007 and gathered over 25,000 people. Location of Santiago commune in Greater Santiago Coordinates: , Region Province Foundation February 12, 1541 Government  - Mayor Raúl Alcaíno Lihn Area 1  - City 22. ... Nickname: La Sultana del Avila (English:The Avilas Sultan) La Sucursal del paraiso Motto: Ave María Santísima, sin pecado concebida, en el primer instante de su ser natural. ... Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ... Nickname: Motto: Capital en movimiento Location of Mexico City in south central Mexico Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Love Parade in popular culture

  • The event inspired the 1998 Dance classic "Meet Her At The Love Parade" by Da Hool.
  • The entire movie Be Angeled was filmed at the Loveparade 2000 and featured many veteran DJs such as DJ Lexy and Mark Spoon.
  • In the German film Julietta the first 10 minutes were filmed on location at the 2001 Loveparade. The plot is also built around events that happened to the main characters at the Loveparade.
  • The event is the subject of the Madonna song remade by Rollergirl in 1999, "Dear Jessie."

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Frank Tomiczek (born in Bottrop, Germany), better known as Da Hool, is a German DJ and producer. ... Chasing Liberty is a 2004 romantic comedy directed by Andy Cadiff about the American Presidents daughter. ... Markus Löffel, alias Mark Spoon, is a DJ from Frankfurt, Germany, who started his professional career as a cook before he moved on to musical delicacies. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... Rollergirl (born 1977), real name Nicole Saft which translates in English as Nicci Juice is a German artist. ...

External links

English
German
Spanish
Photo galleries
  • Unofficial Loveparade pictures site
  • Love- and Streetparade pictures

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