If the military can have a parade, why not lovers?
Yes, why not make love rather than war. Why not dance spontaneously through the streets rather than march in a column? That beautiful idea came alive once again as LoveFest paraded joyously through the heart of San Francisco conquering petty consumerism, greed and even violence – if only for one very outrageously cool and funkadelic day. Ten’s of thousands of lovers of music, life and love joined the Â visionary organizers of the 4th annual San Francisco LoveFest in a free parade “that celebrates music, love, diversity, tolerance, dance, and community”.
This beautiful parade danced through the heart of San Francisco on Market Street and up to the steps of city hall. There the universal vibe of dance and music resonated from a dozen mobile musical stages Â – uniting tens of thousands of lovers in an all day and into the night funkadelic dance party.
I camped out the night before in my motor lounge on a street one block off the party’s ground zero – city hall. I woke up, smoked up and dove into the parade late Saturday morning as it flowed several blocks up Market Street and on to the steps of city hall.
I handed out roses and danced my way through the swaying mass of lovers with the hippie goddess Shima, while sucking the funkadelic coolness of it all through my camera lens (see and feel the love below).
LoveFest – what a truly lovely celebration of what life can and should be!
Shima is a lovely woman with a beautiful heart and soul who caught up with me for the LoveFest party at City Hall. She’s a hippie goddess who loves to dance and we dove in and danced our way through the party taking the below photos.