Summer's (still) Here and the Time is Right...
Photos in order: Courtesy LoveFest (4)
Story by Joseph Alexiou
If you are a dance music enthusiast who wouldn’t mind bringing the party outside for once, this post is for you. Fall is summer in San Francisco, which means that those days off you’ve been saving for a guaranteed Indian summer vacation can be put to good, use dancing in the streets at the Bay Area’s gayest metropolis.
No, we are not simply quoting Martha and the Vandellas: on Saturday, October 4th you can celebrate the LoveFest Dance Parade dance music DJs and performers. “Everyone is encouraged to dance in the streets with the floats as the, an annual dance music festival featuring a parade with some of the hottest club parade moves by,” promising a festive environment celebrating freedom and love for all. The 2007 event brought over 80,000 people into the sun on Market, Polk, and Grove Streets, a gayborhood area in central San Francisco.
Because it’s a dance party in Frisco, the question will be “can straight people go too?” Yes, this party is mixed; everyone is invited and everybody shows up wearing fantastic outfits. The recently announced partial list of artists (who will perform on floats) for this year’s event includes bigwigs like Armin Van Burren, ATB, and Benny Benassi. Stay tuned for more information as the date approaches, and be prepared to spread the love in SF!