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Old 14.08.2016, 09:36
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*Should have listened to ZuriRollt and bombarded Tina with flowers in the hope she would do a turn*


Got the boat into Bürkliplatz. Took a left and within 15 mins, we'd seen two OD's. One paramedic team were prepping an adrenalin injection and had the defibrillator on charge as back up. He was a bloody big guy and I wouldn't have liked to stretcher him out of that crowd, but they got him onto the boat even though he'd come out of the injection fighting.


15mins later, I made the mistake of stopping for a brief moment (literally seconds) to take a photo. Some kid piped up... " Move to the left! You're in my sunlight!"... My deeply buried pure Wigan kicked in she got the sharp edge of my tongue in return. To quote the ever eloquent Hughie Morgan / Fun Lovin' Criminals, "The view belongs to everyone"


That was my queue to get the hell outta Dodge, grab a large Chardonnay on the boat back to Küsnacht, followed by a glass of Seerose at Hotel Sonne, purely to redress the balance.


Never did have much patience for a bunch of straights with several pills and a few shandies in them pretending to have a good time. Roll on Friday night! Time for some decent music from Soulwax, Jake Bugg and Massive Attack!
Yesterday was my 10th anniversary at SP and not once have I seen on OD or anything anywhere near it. Yes drunks, people off their faces, sure, but you see that in any town center on a Sat night.
I also witnessed a big guy once getting CPR and a defibrillator used on him but that was a normal Sat afternoon in Basel.
I guess if you go looking for something to be offended about or complain about, you'll soon find it.

As for your last paragraph can you imagine the outrage if someone had written.
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Never did have much patience for a bunch of gays with several pills and a few shandies in them pretending to have a good time
Rightly or wrongly (I'm with the latter) the SP has been describe as a bunch of gays off their faces having taking too many pills.


The Street Parade on the whole is a fantastic event and it is a credit to Zurich that it can pull together so many people who can have an absolute blast year in year out.

Roll on next year. (Blueangel I suggest you give it a miss )
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Re: Zurich street parade 2016

It was fun apart from tosser using pepper spray all.over the place and small groups having mosh pits. .. not really the right environment.
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Old 14.08.2016, 20:49
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I guess if you go looking for something to be offended about or complain about, you'll soon find it.

As for your last paragraph can you imagine the outrage if someone had written.

Rightly or wrongly (I'm with the latter) the SP has been describe as a bunch of gays off their faces having taking too many pills.


The Street Parade on the whole is a fantastic event and it is a credit to Zurich that it can pull together so many people who can have an absolute blast year in year out.

Roll on next year. (Blueangel I suggest you give it a miss )
Jesus tonight! Some people eh?!!

Purely for clarification, where I come from, and the social life I grew up with (bikers, punks, indie kids and goths), a 'straight' is someone who wears imitation 'designer gear', listens to chart stuff, techno, etc...and goes on a night out in the middle of winter wearing a short sleeve shirt and trousers. I swear by the four Fs... F freezing for fashion. It's a reference to lifestyle, not to sexuality.


I've been to V Festival, Reading, Donnington when it was Monsters Of Rock, Knebworth, Manchester Pride, plus more rock gigs and bikers dos than most people have had hot dinners. I'm no wuss. Maybe I do have a sixth sense for someone having a bad trip, but on this occassion, it was the paramedic teams fighting their way through the crowds that grabbed my attention.


The thing is, when DJ shouts down the mic for the hundreth time "Put your hands up in the air!" my response is "Learn an instrument you talentless t*sser"
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Old 15.10.2016, 20:19
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Heeey guys! I missed it this year..... what DJs were there this time? did I miss a lot? )
p.s. pls say NO )
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Re: Zurich street parade 2016

Well you better not miss it this year!

But nothing replace some heavy alive shit!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9bo...&feature=share

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Old 11.08.2017, 16:33
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Re: Zurich street parade 2016

Hardcore rulez !!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPbGy1jk-XA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DQLycgXtfo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhqRL2dO4cA

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Old 12.08.2017, 01:01
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Old 12.08.2017, 07:55
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Re: Zurich street parade 2016

I know, I know, I know, that I have a Bee in My Bonnet about the 1million visitors to the Street Parade.


Just let's put it this way:
If 500,000 come by train then the main station in Z. will be crowded with 500 trains today.
If 400,000 come by car then there will have to be 200,000 parking spaces at 2 persons per car.
100,000 will be walking the last part at least - so the pavements from all directions will be crowded.


This is fake news at its most absurd - and still the 1million number is used.


Amazing that there are those who believe it.


Watch the London Marathon with a counted and numbered 40,000 people and you'll see the SP doesn't even get near this number.


Well, that's said. I'll be back again next year.
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Old 12.08.2017, 08:41
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I know, I know, I know, that I have a Bee in My Bonnet about the 1million visitors to the Street Parade.


Just let's put it this way:
If 500,000 come by train then the main station in Z. will be crowded with 500 trains today.
If 400,000 come by car then there will have to be 200,000 parking spaces at 2 persons per car.
100,000 will be walking the last part at least - so the pavements from all directions will be crowded.
what about the visitors that live in or very close the Zurich? this is probably the vast majority of visitors.
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Old 12.08.2017, 08:54
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Re: Zurich street parade 2016

Can't stand it. Bah humbug!
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Re: Zurich street parade 2016

The street parade. Its been a long time dead. Techno-whats that. Thats over. Put it to sleep zurich!
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Re: Zurich street parade 2016

Lets just hope its 40C!
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The street parade. Its been a long time dead. Techno-whats that. Thats over. Put it to sleep zurich!
Now, who should I believe?

A. Some grumpy forum member who seems to despise everything possible.
B. Almost a million people having a great day on the street parade.

Hmmm.. difficult..
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A. Some grumpy forum member who seems to despise everything possible.
B. Almost a million people having a great day on the street parade.

Hmmm.. difficult..
Better you believe the advertisers who tell you how to throw your money away
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Old 08.08.2018, 17:40
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Re: Zurich street parade 2016

Fun event.

I usually go to the Bau au Lac garden party which is not crowded and has a great view of the parade. You can eat and drink as much as you like from 2pm to 9pm; not a cheap event of course.
Anyway sold out for this year.

Video here.
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Fun event.

I usually go to the Bau au Lac garden party which is not crowded and has a great view of the parade. You can eat and drink as much as you like from 2pm to 9pm; not a cheap event of course.
Anyway sold out for this year.

Video here.
I usually boycott it. And you should do the same instead of getting sucked into this money maschine.
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I usually boycott it. And you should do the same instead of getting sucked into this money maschine.
It brings revenue to the city. Plus you don’t actually have to spend any money anyway. There’s no entrance fee and you can bring your own food if you want to.

I think it’s cool that the authorities allow an entire city to shut down and host a party for a weekend then clean it all up by Monday morning as if nothing happened.
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Better you believe the advertisers who tell you how to throw your money away
Better to not listen to your everlasting grumpiness, and have a great day at the parade instead while you are at home mocking at everything that exists.
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Old 08.08.2018, 18:26
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Re: Zurich street parade 2016

Never been there, never will (crowds just aren't my thing), but I have friends and family who love it, from 8 to 80, including several who run floats.

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Old 08.08.2018, 20:12
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Re: Zurich street parade 2016

It should be fun this year. For all those of us who are going thru mid-life crisis, it is an escape back to the past. Let’s have some fun like our teenage loonies and show to the world that we are not written off yet.
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