Every September, for one day only, music lovers come together to turn the streets of Paris into a giant dance party. DJ’s blaring music ride on the back of 18 wheeler trucks, and fans follow close behind as they ride down the road. Since the party started just about 3 blocks away from my house, I couldn’t resist showing up to check out the madness.

The parade in the distance, armed police stand watch over the crowd. Closely nearby, officers in riot gear kept an eye out for the worst.

view from behind….speakers stacked on the backs of the trucks, and the DJ perched on top. At least a dozen similarly-outfitted trucks participated.

15 September 2012.