Lake Parade is a large Technoparade
which is organised every year from
1997, on month of July, in Geneva on
the quay of Lake Geneva. The Lake
Parade has been one of the main
Geneva events of the last ten years
from when it was first organised.
Every year thousands of people will
go and follow the Parade and then
participate in the evening events.
The Parade typically starts at parc
Mon Repos, on the right side of Lake
Geneva. People wishing to
participate actively in the Parade,
by being on one of the Lovemobiles,
should be there at 2:00 PM if they
want a chance to get on one of the
Parade starts moving at around 4:00
PM and moves slowly along the quay
to the other side of the lake right
up to the Quai Gustave Ador. There
the Parade stops and the night
continues with the Lake Sensation.
Every year there are up to 20
Lovemobiles. Generally each one is
sponsored by a different company who
decorates the Mobile with its
colors. Pioneer once decorated a
Mobile using large plasma displays.
Each Mobile will generally have
several DJs but who shall often play
the same kind of music, the most
common ones being Techno, Trance,
Electro and House. The company
sponsoring the Mobile can also
insist that those wishing to ride on
it wear a certain color theme so as
to give a uniform look to the car.
Geneva or Lake Léman (French: Lac
Léman, Léman, German: Genfersee) is
a lake in Switzerland and France.
Lake Geneva, formed by a retreating
glacier, has a crescent shape that
narrows around Yvoire on the
southern shore. It can thus be
divided figuratively into the "Grand
Lac" (Large Lake) to the east and
the "Petit Lac" (Small Lake) to the
west. The Chablais Alps border its
southern shore, the western Bernese
Alps lie over its eastern side. The
high summits of Grand Combin and
Mont Blanc are visible from some
places. Compagnie Générale de
Navigation sur le lac Léman (CGN)
operates boats on the lake.
Technoparade is a parade of vehicles
equipped with strong loudspeakers
and amplifiers playing techno music.
It resembles a carnival parade in
some respects, but the vehicles
(called lovemobiles) are usually
less elaborately decorated. Also, a
technoparade doesn't share the
carnival parade tradition of
bombarding the spectators with
sweets. However, the revellers do
occasionally throw confetti (usually
larger and more sparkly than that in
a carnival parade) and spray foam
from the vehicles onto the crowd.