Zurich Gnome

The journal of a Swiss-based motor-racing enthusiast.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Street Parade

Time to don the glad rags and get down to the lakeside. One of Europe's biggest dance festivals is on this weekend in downtown Zurich.

Hundreds of thousands of techno-fuelled revellers will be heading for Burkliplatz by the lake in Zurich, and will be accompanied by almost as many spectators curious to know what all the fuss is about. And since you're asking I'll be in the later category!

Around thirty articulated trucks drive at about 2mph around the lakeside, pumping their own special brand of dance music out over massive PA systems. And male and female dancers (invariably scantily clad) provide visual entertainment for the watching masses.

The convoy finishes around 18:00, at which point it's time for a quick nap by the lake before moving on to one (or more) of the 100 or so parties that burst into life as the sun goes down.

And no problems about getting home either - the public transport system runs through the night until 4am.

Please don't phone me on Sunday morning...

Photo credits streetparade.ch


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