The sun refused to shine, but nobody seemed to care as LovEvolution took over the grounds at the Oakland Coliseum last Sunday. Glitter, glamour, and glitz ruled as attendees danced to electronic acts like The Glitch Mob, Pendulum, and Rob Garza (who you’ll recognize from the always amazing and talented ensemble Thievery Corporation). The largest single-day electronic dance music festival in the United States made a fantastic comeback after a bumpy 2010, when arguments over its location resulted in the event’s cancellation. With stars like world-renowned talent Moby headlining the bill, you can be sure LovEvolution will carry on in Oakland for years to come.
What used to be Berlin's citywide rave, Love Parade, moved to SF five or so years ago, became Love Fest, and morphed into what is now LovEvolution. The party is back for another year this Saturday, October 3, and you can expect Market Street and Civic Center to be flooded with pacifier-sucking candy flippers, bass-pumping DJs, absurd day-glo costumes, and old timers who just can't let go of the golden days of the rave. This year's electro music stars include Groove Armada and Fischer Spooner, with acts like Mark Farina and Eddie Howell spreading the party to venues across the city. Watch out for gratuitous hugging and try not to slip on any body paint on the street. The parade starts at 2nd and Market at noon and will proceed to Civic Center for the daylong party.