A record crowd of 1.5 million dancing, happy revelers celebrated at Germany's Love Parade held Saturday in Dortmund, Germany. A Summer tradition held for the first time in Berlin in 1989 just after the wall came down, it started as an expression of a changing Europe and was originally a political demonstration for peace and global understanding through music.
That music thumped this weekend from 37 floats and 250 DJs as the wildly costumed participants kept the peace demonstration, peaceful. Almost a dozen international cities have spin-offs of the event, including Mexico City, Cape Town, and Rio de Janeiro. Next year's event is set for Bochum, Germany — get your tickets (and/or green wigs) now!