Have you ever gotten the urge to get drunk and dance on floats in front of a government building? Me too! That’s why every October I spend my grocery money on booze and a sparkly outfit and head downtown to Lovevolution!
What is Lovevolution, you may be wondering. My answer to that is: Whatever you want it to be (as long as it includes rave music, dancing, and a high level of belligerency). This one-day festival begins with a parade, which runs down Market Street and ends at City Hall. I know, parades are lame and all, but believe me: this ain’t your momma’s parade. Instead of watching safely from the sidelines, you get to walk/dance/stumble along with all of the floats. Much more enjoyable than sitting in those uncomfortable chairs watching the local Boy Scout troop walk by. This parade goes down Market Street and ends up in front of City Hall, in the Civic Center Plaza where fun/chaos ensues. The parade begins at noon, and the Civic Center celebrations lasts until about 6:00PM. If you are feeling up to it, you can buy tickets to the all night rave that takes place in City Hall. Say hello to Gavin Newsom for me.
For all you German folk, this may sound oddly familiar: Until this year, this celebration was called LoveFest, and was the second largest in the world behind Berlin’s famous LoveFest. Now, due to legal actions taken by Los Angeles’ “The Love Festival”, we changed our name to Lovevolution (not cool Los Angeles, not cool). Last year over 100,000 people came to spread the love- this year, the Green Tortoise thinks you should add to that hefty number. Because I’m all out of things to say, I shall let the pictures do the talking:
For more information, go to http://www.sflovevolution.org. I’ll see you there- I’ll be the one embarrassing all of my friends with my dance moves. I won’t take it personally if you don’t say hello.
Saturday, October 3rd
Parade begins at noon on Market Street
Civic Center Plaza celebration lasts until 6PM
City Hall Rave lasts until the wee hours of the morning