Electronic music lovers dance for Lovefest
October 6, 2008 6:16 PM
Rhythms of love permeated the streets of San Francisco, attracting thousands of electronic music lovers to downtown's Civic Center as the rain and clouds vanished for this years annual Love Fest street parade.
Joshua Smith, one of the event’s main coordinators, used attendee tallies to estimate that there were no less than 70,000 attendees.
“It’s an unstoppable train of love,” said Smith, “It’s bigger than ever here in 2008.”
Floats lined up early on Saturday morning on 2nd street, a lineup featuring “love boats” and anti-war themes. Many of the floats had self-sponsored DeeJays spinning remixed house music.
“...It’s really fun, and I think it really unites everyone,” said Sammy “Sparkles”, a dancer on one of the floats named “The Siren,” shaped as a giant pink elephant.
One float, “the love bus,” was themed after the hippie bus from “Across the Universe.”
“We are trying to spread the love to our community,” said DJ Andy of the love bus. “Through electronic music we feel like we can change the world.”
Smith said that he believed that electronic music could “break down walls” and “unite” people by bringing them together.
“This is the most amazing day of the year,” Sparkles yelled. “Love Fest overtakes every major holiday of the year, including Christmas and my birthday.”
“We are really excited with at the prospect of record-breaking crowds,” Smith said with a giant grin. “This is a testament to peoples beliefs in bringing everyone together through electronic dance music.”
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