The Love Parade was a big festival centered around Techno music in Germany. Trucks with loudspeakers and deejays played loud music and passersby danced to it. The festival began in Berlin in 1989. It had been held most years in different locations. In 2004 and 2005, there were no Love Parades. The first Love Parade was held with about 150 people in 1989. In 1999, there were about 1.5 million people. In 2007, there were 1.2 million people and in 2008, there were 1.6 million people. The last Love Parade was held in 2010, at which 21 people were crushed to death.
The following are similar events in Germany:
- Union Move in Munich
- Generation Move in Hamburg or Kiel
- Reincarnation in Hanover
- Vision Parade in Bremen
- Nachttanzdemo in Frankfurt am Main
- Zug der Liebe in Berlin
The following are similar events in other countries:
There are also protest parades, like the Fuckparade in Berlin, and the Antiparade in Zürich.