Love in the Afternoon at City Hall

By Sajid Farooq
|  Sunday, Oct 4, 2009  |  Updated 9:45 AM PDT
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A couple dances at last year's LoveFest as the world spins around behind them.

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Even before the City got a chance to recover from the hoards of leather clad men and women that descend on it last weekend for the Folsom Street Fair, the steps of city hall were turned into a wild dance club.

The San Francisco LovEvolution embraced the City in one giant techno filled hug Saturday. But don't worry, you didn't need to a shot for the love they dished out.

The after-party continued Sunday at the appropriately named bar "The End Up."

The annual dance festival brought out tens of thousands of brightly dressed (though some choose to not dress at all) dance enthusiasts to Civic Center Park to revel in music, food, floats and just plain old love.

The event is in its sixth year and bills itself as the biggest dance music party in the country and it was "born of the original Love Parade event in Berlin." It is sometimes now as the LoveFest and others call it a technoparade after its German influence.

Last year more than 100,000 people turned out to cheer the parade down Market Street and to dance at Civic Center, according to event organizers. Once the 25 floats make it to Civic Center, they are turned into dance clubs on wheels and that is when the real party begins.

The party clearly had adult themes, but was open to people of all ages.

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