Love Parade 2009 - Advice Needed Please


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I am 90%+ sure that I will make a trip to Germany this year for the Love Parade in Bochum. I am in search for some advice from those who have been to any of the past events.

  • Is the Love Parade a day event or is it longer?
  • When are the dates and lineups “normally” announced?
  • Would you recommend that I fly into Amsterdam, stay for a few days and then take a train to Bochum or is it better to fly into Frankfurt? I am not planning this tour to be a cultural event (as much as I am interested in cultures), and hence, please keep in mind that any feedback should have a bit of a party and self-indulgence focus to it. Distance wise Amsterdam – Bochum is the same as Frankfurt – Bochum, and hence, that is not an issue. I am pretty sure plane tickets will also be very comparable as Frankfurt and Amsterdam are major stops.
  • I have been to Amsterdam on a very short visit when I was in college and one of my friends from Delft University took me to Amsterdam. However, as far as nightlife is concerned, I would be very grateful for some advice. These days I am mainly into the more techy stuff like M.A.N.D.Y., Bookashade, Carl Craig, etc. Which venues are recommended? Please note that I am not looking for highty-flighty, hoochy-gucci, ooh-lala, places. Instead just genuine places where people go to listen to some awesome music and have a great time.
I sincerely thank y’all in advance for the much needed and appreciated feedback.
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