After Israel (Eilat) and Belgium (Bruxelles) Innercity now went East to Cologne where they had booked 4 halls in the Cologne Expo, which was a bit of a miscalculation. A lot of tickets weren’t sold, which resulted in closing 3 of 4 halls and cancelling a lot of names.
I had heard of the Love Parade and I wanted to experience it myself, there were 2 problems. 1) I was supposed to be in Göteborg (Sweden) until the day before the parade. 2) Nobody wanted to come with me.
The week before the Love Parade there was a gymnastic event, called Worldastrada and it took place in Göteborg, Sweden. I was ending my carreer in gymnastics (17 years) and this was the last event I would participate in.