dos & donts
A few tips for your safety and ours
A party is only a great party if the celebrations are peaceful! Please help to ensure that the clubbing and party events can take place here without any violence. Violence has no place here, not in the Street Parade or in the clubs and at parties. Please don't allow yourself to be provoked or encouraged to act recklessly. Avoiding conflicts is undoubtedly the better option at events, even if you think you're in the right.
True greatness is shown by those who can lose face, but never lose their cool or their sense of calm. Violence and provocation are just not cool!
Support the Street Parade!
|Please help to keep the Street Parade as a peaceful festival of electronic music and a positive demonstration of love, peace, freedom, generosity and tolerance. Violence is not cool. Nor is indecent behaviour; please show consideration for local residents!|
If you can only celebrate recklessly, or when you're drunk or stoned, it's better to stay at home and do it within your own four walls!
Sensible shoes, not Flip-Flops
Most medical emergencies in the Street Parade could be avoided with sensible shoes! People who are out on the streets in sandals, flip-flops, open toed shoes or canvas shoes are at risk from foot injuries. Wearing sturdy trainers will prevent cuts and bruises, and it's much easier to dance too.
Those people who try to get into the mood with excessive amounts of alcohol are bound to miss all the fun and won't last the whole Parade. The atmosphere in Zurich is indescribable, unique and fascinating, even without excessive drinking.
No drugs, no dealing, good feeling!
Don't fall victim to the popular cliché that you need drugs to party. Never mix GHB with alcohol (even mini-doses!). And beware of PMA (currently with the Mitsubishi logo) and Thai pills which can have fatal consequences! A lot of these pills are unfortunately going around. And watch out: some dealers sell Thai pills as Ecstasy. The best thing to do is keep away from party drugs altogether!
Protect your ears
Techno & house are really LOUD! But have a thought for your eardrums and make use of the earplugs provided - there will be plenty available.
Water pistols are OUT!
Leave your «guns» at home! Let’s face it, no one likes getting unintentionally soaked. And people aiming their water pistols at Love Mobiles (and their technical equipment) or girly revellers are simply jerks!
Please show consideration for others – and do not hinder the first aid workers.
Leave your car at home and use the train – there are plenty of excellent connections! The Parade route and all the party locations in Zürich are easily accessible by public transport.
No mountaineering exercises!
Freak out as much as you like – but do not climb unto the traffic lights, road signs, trees or tram and bus shelters.
The overhead tram wires will be under high voltage throughout the Parade . So under no circumstances touch the wires!
Make sure you drink plenty of liquids – especially if it's hot. Purchases of beverages from our official refreshment stands and mobile vendors (AriZona, Henniez, Rivella & Co.) help to support the Parade.
Keep Zürich tidy!
Please dispose of your litter in the bins provided. Never litter the bushes or parking areas.
Use sun protection to avoid sunburn – unless you want to look like a lobster after the Parade.