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Glitch Mob, Moby, Plump DJs among those at LovEvolution in Oakland Today

Posted by Billyjam, September 24, 2011 09:50am | Post a Comment
San Francisco's much loved annual large scale, outdoor, electronic music event, LovEvolution festival (aka Love Fest, aka Love Parade since it was modeled after the now defunct Berlin event of that name), is happening today Saturday (September 24th) but don't start heading to San Francisco's Civic Center just yet to party at a big free dance party as you might have in years past since there have been some significant changes made this year.  For starters it's not in the downtown streets and Civic Center areas of San Francisco this year. Instead it's hopped across the Bay to the grounds of Oakland's Oracle Arena. And not only is it now an 18+ event (it used to be all ages) but they are now charging for tix. Before it was a requested donation event except for two years ago when they charged $10. Now it is $25 to get advance tix or $40 at the door today.

Also obviously there's no downtown San Francisco parade (that was the best part too) but there will be many of those same amazing DJ booth + wall of speakers floats on the grounds of the Oakland outdoor event with one of them featuring Moby that will slowly cruise around the perimeter of the parking lots which, organizers claim, is the "same length of our parade in downtown San Francisco."

The event runs all day with headliner the Glitch Mob being the last to go on with a set that begins at 7pm. Other big names today on the main stage include Pendulum, The Plump DJs, and Isaiah Martin. Other performers on the other stages will include Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation. While this is a promising electronic music event it is completely different from the beloved SF Love Fest of years bygone. For anyone who attended one of those SF LoveFest's will attest, it was so much fun to witness hundreds of thousands of people happily dancing in front of Civic Center, San Francisco. But it was also because of so many people converging on this area that last year the festival was canceled by the authorities based on concerns of crowd control with simply too many people anticipated. Hence this year it's back but with  compromises. Word has it that the event may be back at Civic Center in SF next year. For a look at a past SF LoveFest visit the Amoeblog report (lots of pics) from the 2007 SF LoveFest. And for full details on today's event click here.




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