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Golden Angel, Gay & Lesbian Parades.
The Love Parade is a popular festival parade that originated in 1989 at Berlin, Germany. It was held in Germany annually between 1989 and 2003, and then from 2006 to 2008. The 2004 and 2005 editions in Berlin and the 2009 edition in Bochum were canceled. The Love Parade traces its origin back in 1989 in the spirit of a changing Europe. There are some political overtones to the whole affair but basically, Love Parade is about music and carefree Euro-fun. The festival is a rave of epic proportions. Fans of techno, trance and house music turn the streets into a massive dance party that is at times bawdy and slightly orgiastic.
Love Parade was first celebrated four months before the demolition of the Berlin Wall. Initiated by Matthias Roeingh aka "Dr Motte" and his then girlfriend Danielle de Picciotto, it was held as a political demonstration for peace and international understanding through love and Music. Until 1996, the famous Berlin "Kurfrstendamm" was the venue for this parade. After 1996, Kurfrstendamm was overcrowded which shifted the parade to "Strabe des 17. Juni" which is near the Tiergarten Park in the center of Berlin. Siegessule, in the middle of the park forms the center of the parade. The golden angel on top of the column has become a symbol of the parade.
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