Munich Loves You 2008

This weekend Munich was celebrating it’s 850th birthday with the biggest party the city has ever seen. The city closed the whole inner circle for traffic and allowed the people to party where otherwise the traffic would flow relentlessly.

And Munich had a lot to show: medieval markets, sports, theater, business zones, graffiti, concerts, and open air discos. It all seemed so well organized, with security guards everywhere, countless info points, and the ubiquitous campaign logo (a golden heart with the number “850″). This made it even more strange that you had to queue virtually everywhere for drinks, and especially for food!

Even the well-known burger chain was unable to satisfy the demand later in the evening, their restaurant being a complete mess in terms of cleanliness and quality of service. In this regard, the event was clearly a catastrophe. We think people would have spent way more money on food and drinks (and thus enjoyed the day even more) if only they would have been served in ample time.

The day ended (for us) around midnight – with a heavy thunder storm shower. Here are just very few random impressions from the party…

Thousands of people enjoying a traffic free Altstadtring
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Queueing for food - why?
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Omnipresent M Loves You Logo
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Cult DJs on an open air disco
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Enjoying the party despite heavy rain
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