Oh yeah, the love parade

On Saturday, the Love Parade. Half a million people or so in the Tiergarten, dancing to 39 heavily adverstising-laden floats circling the main boulevard and blasting various stripes of rave music. It was fun, not as annoying as it could have been, nor as entrancing as a small rave can be.

Aimee described it best: Like the energy of gay pride and Castro Halloween, but with neither the full flamboyance or freakiness of either. Which isn’t to say it was bad, just far straighter.

A few pics on my flicker account here: The apocoyptic raver