Cosmic Lover is an annual event at the Altes Wettbüro Dresden. It usually takes place around Valentines Day and revolves (surprisingly) entirely around the theme of love.
To advertise the night a viral video showing footage of young men desperate to find love circulated weeks before on the internet.
Free giveaway on the night: A mix-CD with love songs. Of course.
An excerpt of some live visuals shown at Cosmic Dancer Love Party in Dresden 19th of September 2009. Visuals: The Moroders Song: A Mountain of One – Intro
In the middle of the night, following a volley of upbeat love songs a scene from the Greek tale of Cupid and Psyche (Amor & Psyche) was re-enacted. Thank Zeus, almost all footage of the performance has since been lost.
An romanticized account of the happening appeared 11 years later in the Anthology “Cosmic Dancing. The Wonder Years” by Hans Schwertner. The author states that “during the first notes of John Paul Young’s song ‘Love is in the Air’ balloons, suspended from the ceiling fell down on bewildered revellers, resulting in a mass kissing frenzy, that saw people of all ages and backgrounds engage with each other in archaic ways. Disconcerted bar staff had to call in riot police to separate mating lovers and avoid broken hearts and furniture.”
Chief Superintendent Günther Grabowski a spokesman from the Dresden police force, said: “I am extremely disappointed that some members of The Moroders have used today as an opportunity to commit disorder and undo much of the excellent work that has been done by both the police, council and community leaders to ensure the strict separation of sexual intercourse and beat music.
After the arrest of all the Moroder members and the ensuing media frenzy that followed the aftermath of the event the German government, which already has comprehensive guidelines and laws surrounding the protection of youngsters from music with repetitive beats, has announced it is bringing into force a new directive aimed at vetting employees of clubs and concerts.
A film warning as part of the governmental Sex ist Mies. Beat is Mies. (Sex is Rotten. Beat is Rotten) campaign was also introduced and will be shown to children across the country after its premiere this week. The clip can be seen here. Spread the word.