Zurich's Street Parade draws million partygoers
AFP · 2 Aug 2014, 23:09
Published: 02 Aug 2014 23:09 GMT+02:00
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Thirty "lovemobiles" carrying sound systems and costumed dancers wound their way along the 2.4-kilometre (1.5-mile) route along the shore of Lake Zurich in the heart of the Swiss metropolis.
Hundreds of thousands of revellers flocked from across Europe to dance to high-decibel beats or simply watch the parade go by in the sunshine.
In addition to the lovemobiles, the Street Parade organizers set up six dance podiums along the route where more than 20 Swiss and international DJs performed for the crowd.
After the nine-hour parade wrapped up at around 10pm, revellers headed to scores of clubs across the city.
Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) organized 100 special trains to ferry partygoers to and from Zurich throughout the day and night.
The Street Parade normally takes place on the second weekend of August, but was moved forward this year because of a clash with the upcoming European athletics championships in Zurich.
The first edition, in 1992, drew around 1,000 ravers and just two lovemobiles.