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2016

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UNIQUE

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In the middle of a rainswept summer, the gods decided to hold back the clouds on the day of the Street Parade and flooded the streets of Zurich with pure sunshine instead, at a temperature of 27 degrees. An estimated 900,000 gave thanks for this gesture and exuberantly celebrated the Street Parade with the motto «Unique».

The very first Street Parade took place on Hechtplatz in 1992. For the 25th anniversary, the organisers set up a fixed Love Mobile from this time as a stage in this picturesque location. The little truck and the whole of Hechtplatz were lovingly decorated with historic artefacts such as floppy discs, sunflowers, vinyl records and Love Mobile decorations. The DJs from the very first Street Parade and Love Parade co-founder Dr. Motte from Berlin provided the sounds of the 90s. The NZZ newspaper gave it the title «The techno veterans' school reunion».

Because of political unrest and attacks of various types in other countries nearby, the Street Parade and the authorities tightened up the security concept, which meant that the police presence on the spot was massively increased. Ravers could often be seen posing with people in uniform for the perfect selfie.

The closing act in front of the Opera House was dazzling: Techno legend Carl Cox rocked the packed square like a pop star with techno sounds, video art and a laser show. 

With the «Rakete-Party», the Zurich club "Hive" took over the sponsorship of the Zurich Sound Stage in front of the Nationalbank for the first time. The "Club Bellevue" also played a major part in the Street Parade and hosted the hotspot «Daydance» in front of the Opera House.

 

 

GALLERY