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Union Move was a technoparade that occurred annually in Munich from 1995 to 2001. It was an initiative by Munich event organizers and nightclub owners (Kunstpark Ost, Ultraschall, Parkcafe, Pulverturm, P1, Partysan) to demonstrate against the Munich curfew and excessive police controls. A recurring motto of the parade was "Music is the only drug!". The first Union Move took place on 27 May 1995 and attracted 60,000 people.[3] The 1996 parade for the first time attracted 100,000 people,[2] as well as the 1997 parade which involved 16 trucks equipped with sound systems.[4][5] The next three parades attracted between 60,000 and 70,000 people, but in 2001 attendance declined. The parade usually started at Münchner Freiheit square and continued all the way to Odeonsplatz or even further to Marienplatz where the final took place. After the final ravers could board a Housetram and this way continue partying through the city. At night the festival was continued at multiple after-parties in the local nightclubs under the motto Night Move.[6] Currently there are efforts to revive the parade.[1]

Union Move
Union Move 2000 pic5.jpg
Union Move 2000
GenreElectronic dance music
Dateslate May and early June
Location(s)Munich, Germany
Years active1995-2001
Attendance100,000 (1996, 1997)[1][2]

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GalleryEdit

1998
2000

CD/Vinyl Albums & SinglesEdit

  • 1995 - Various – Munich Union Move - The Parade & 2nd Munich Nightmove (Virgin, 2 × CD, Compilation, 7243 8 40585 2)[7]
  • 1996 - Various – Union Move - The Compilation (Virgin, 2 × CD, Compilation, 7243 8 41 823 28)[8]
  • 1996 - Tom Wax @ Jan Jacarta – Music Is The Only Drug (The Union Move Hymn) (Virgin, CD, Maxi, 7243 8 93567 2 4)[9]
  • 1996 - Tom Wax @ Jan Jacarta – Music Is The Only Drug (Virgin, Vinyl, 12", 7243 8 9356 7 6)[10]
  • 1996 - Tom Wax @ Jan Jacarta – Music Is The Only Drug (Virgin Club, Vinyl, 12", Promo, VGP 000077)[11]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Dorn, Sebastian. "Munich Union Move: Fans urge a revival of the technoparade" (in German). tz München. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b dpa. "100,000 Ravers in Munich" (in German). Rhein-Zeitung. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  3. ^ Stefan Wimmer. "Union Move: You techno? Me too!" (in German). Focus Magazin. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  4. ^ Stingl, Harry. "Don't look back in anger: Union Move '98" (in German). ouch!!. Archived from the original on 16 December 2005. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  5. ^ Reuter. "Tens of thousands dance to Munich's Union Move" (in German). Rhein-Zeitung. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  6. ^ Gruban, Patrick. "Review: Munich Union Move" (in German). X-Letter. Retrieved 9 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Various – Munich Union Move - The Parade & 2nd Munich Nightmove". Discogs. Zinc Media, Inc. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Various – Union Move - The Compilation". Discogs. Zinc Media, Inc. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Tom Wax @ Jan Jacarta – Music Is The Only Drug (The Union Move Hymn)". Discogs. Zinc Media, Inc. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Tom Wax @ Jan Jacarta – Music Is The Only Drug". Discogs. Zinc Media, Inc. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Tom Wax @ Jan Jacarta – Music Is The Only Drug Promo". Discogs. Zinc Media, Inc. Retrieved 5 February 2017.

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