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BASS: Paul van Dyk ditches LoveParade SF amid fee rumors; more after parties announced

Techno DJ Paul van Dyk of Germany withdrew from Loveparade San Francisco on Saturday amid rumors that he pulled out to protest a $5 fee organizers are charging the festival’s DJs. LoveParade organizers sent out a press release Saturday morning denying the rumor and announced additional afterparties. International stars including Crystal Method, DJ Dan, Goldie and hundreds of other DJs will perform, organizers noted.

LoveParade's press release from Saturday, Septembre 24 follows...

Loveparade San Francisco is quickly approaching and the buzz is getting louder and louder as the event nears. This year is shaping up to be a stellar event with over 250 of the WORLDS BIGGEST DJS performing at the 2nd Annual Loveparade San Francisco tomorrow, September 24th, 2005. Come and dance to the biggest names in electronic music: Crystal Method, Carl Cox, Lee Burridge, Ferry Corsten, Bad Boy Bill, Lee Coombs, DJ Dan, Hyper, Goldie and hundreds more!

The Loveparade San Francisco is promising to be one of the pre-eminent electronic music events in the world and a landmark event for the U.S.

We would like to dispel any rumors regarding Paul van Dyk’s withdrawal from the Loveparade San Francisco. This is in no way related to the Loveparade $5 donation and we regret that he cannot participate due to circumstances beyond his control. We appreciate Paul’s support of Loveparade Berlin and Loveparade San Francisco and hope that he can join us next year in 2006.

**From PaulvanDyk.com:** We regret to inform you that Paul van Dyk will not be able to perform at Love Parade San Francisco because the float (PAM DJs : Dance Without Borders) he had been scheduled to perform on was cancelled on short notice due to circumstances beyond Paul's control. Paul is very disappointed by this result; he has been a supporter of and participant in the original Love Parade in Berlin for many years and he hopes to be in a position to perform at Love Parade San Francisco next year. Paul will be in San Francisco on Saturday and will perform at 1015 as planned.

(Editor's note) Here are the latest afterparty announcements:


Mighty 119 Utah Street (@15th) 9PM-5AM, $20 at the door
With Special Guests: Soul of Man (Fingerlickin') Friendly (Fat!) and Stereo 8 (Fingerlickin') The SPACE COWBOYS UNIMOG Rocking the block outside! An indoor/outdoor event of Breaks and House. Discount presale tickets and more info available at www.seismicsf.org {http://www.seismicsf.org} {http://www.seismicsf.org}


Doors open at 9pm at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, on site of the festival area for a spectacular showcase of great music. Total of 3 stages with a host of DJs including Carl Cox, Ferry Corsten, Bad Boy Bill, DJ Dan, Goldie, and the list goes on all evening performing until 4am. For ticket information please go to groovetickets.com. For more information please check Loveparadesf.org.


The End-Up 401 6th St. @Harrison. Do you have what it takes to be a Super Hero? 6am-5pm

Rare and much anticipated line-up. With Special Guests: Terry Francis (Fabric/London UK) Jamie Anderson (NRK), Fred Everything (20/20), Justin Long, Lorin, Charlotte the Baroness. An indoor/outdoor event $15 presale/with costume, $20 at the door. http://www.theendup.com {http://www.theendup.com}

This year’s starting location opens at Noon at 2nd & Market Streets in Downtown San Francisco. The parade will begin at 1pm parading West down Market Street to the Civic Center Festival Area. We expect the first floats to arrive at the Civic Center at 2:30pm with the last float arriving at 3:30pm.

Loveparade San Francisco is asking for a $5 donation from participants entering the festival area, which will go to supporting our community partners and other national non-profit organizations (LPSF is a non-profit (501-3c) which supports other non-profit organizations). Once the floats arrive at the festival location they will park on the grounds and DJs will perform until 9pm.

As you may know San Francisco has very unique weather. September is normally one of our warmest months but Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate so please dress accordingly. At times San Francisco can have temperatures of high 50s to high 70s and late in the afternoon the fog has a tendency to roll in. Please dress in layers, wear comfortable shoes, drink lots of water and bring sun screen.

The Loveparade San Francisco organization urges participants to take mass transit. The Starting location is one block from the SF Bart Station off Market Street and there are SF Bart Stations all along the parade route. For arrival at the Civic Center Festival Area please take Bart & Muni to the Civic Center Station. This drops you off one block from the festival area.

For further information hit Loveparadesf.org.


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