The Michigan Daily Weekend Magazir
8B - The Michigan Daily Weekend Magazine - Thursday, September 18, 1997
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Photostory by Vishen Mohandas Lakhiani
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(Top) Ravers climbed everything
above ground level to get a better
view, including lightposts, build-
ings, and in the above case, porta-
(Bottom & Right) Dancers, adorned
in everything from leather to sun-
flowers, entertained the crowds.
(Top) And they partie
(Bottom) Ravers danc
truck. The photograph
large metallic sunflov
back of a truck. The s
the parade's motto thi
shine in your heart."
Once each year on a summer Saturday, Berlin, a city of 3.5 million people, plays
host to Europe's biggest music parade. This year 1,000,000 ravers flocked to the
Love Parade, a techno-music street parade in downtown Berlin -not bad for a
festival that started just eight years ago, in 1989, with a modest crowd of only
From 2 p.m. until sundown, 30 trucks each modified to carry a crowd of sev-
eral dozen dancers, DJs and loudspeakers bellowing techno tunes - drive at a
snail's pace through the city. Accompanying them on foot were hundreds of
thousands of European teens high on life and music, not to mention the occa-
sional German beer. When the sun finally set on their parade, the ravers simply
moved indoors to Berlin's variety of clubs, dance halls and private parties.