Revelers let it all hang out in San Francisco
LoveFest draws thousands in search of love and
San Francisco's civic center came to vibrant life yesterday when
as many as 65,000 LoveFesters arrived to celebrate love and freedom,
and to let it all hang out.
September 30, 2007
As many as 65,000 raving mad LoveFester's returned San Francisco
to its hedonistic glory days of free love, freedom and peace yesterday
during the fourth annual LoveFest celebration.
The mostly Gen-Y revelers came in colorful droves like a scantily
clad army, not seeking war, but love in the city known for its
live-and-let-live forward-thinking liberal base.
Some arrived as naked as the day they were born into a world
beset by wars, looking for a temporary reprieve from the madness
through trance, dance, sexual liberation and self-expression.
The day-tripping revelers found what they were looking for, and
The first event was spawned in Berlin in 1989, four months before
the fall of the Berlin Wall. The event has since gone on to achieve
worldwide recognition adding Tel Aviv, Mexico City, Acapulco,
Vienna, Cape Town, Leeds, Sydney, Santiago and Caracas to the
growing list of cities participating in the event.
"It is about love and it is about freedom," said Dr.
Motte, founder of LoveParade Berlin during a keynote speech. "It
is about remembering who we really are and why we are here."
"The San Francisco LoveFest itself is part of a much wider
personal, social and spiritual transformation-revolution which
will utterly change our world over the coming decades," Motte
More LoveFest 2007 photos available