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From The Digital Sweatshop
The Music, Art and Travels of Alan D. Oldham a.k.a. DJ T-1000.

Love Parade Berlin 2001.

Saturday, February 11, 2006





Came across these and thought I'd share. I'd never had a venue to show them until now. These were taken on the Raveline/Elevator float during the Berlin Love Parade. I had actually played the year before, also, but this time we were armed with a camera. If you've ever wondered what one million people in one place looks like, here it is.

For those who don't know Love Parade, there are many floats or moving trucks sponsored by various clubs or companies, each with its own sound system and a bunch of partiers hanging off them. For me, spinning on a moving truck in the hot sun was a challenge and a lot of fun. Suburban Knight and Octave One also played on the float with me.

When we finally got off the truck at Brandenburg Gate, in the middle of that massive crowd, who do we run into but DJ Godfather of all people! Detroit everywhere you look.

That night, I played the outdoor area at Tresor. It was non-stop! It was experiences like this that made me fall in love with Berlin. The people, energy and music there can't be matched. The place would literally save my soul, my well-being, and creativity.

Because of these performances, I was asked to play the Love Parade in Mexico City the following year with Dave Tarrida. More fun times.

Both Love Parade Berlin and Tresor are gone now. I heard La Real in Spain recently shut down, too. Times are changing before our eyes.

-AO :: 3:38 PM ::

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