Distance and the British way of doing things
From Yahoo news (AFP):
So, we have a new system of measurement:
But organisers have been warning, as they do each year as numbers dwindle, that a low-show Saturday would mean a no-go for the parade next year.
"It will be very hard for us if the participation drops below 500,000," said the head of the Love Parade, Fabian Lenz.
" It would really be a shame if this was the last one," yells Helmut, who has travelled 600 kilometres (400 kilometers) with some colleagues just to be here for the weekend.
3 kilometres == 2 kilometers. Imagine the possibilities. Travellers, 200 kilometres off course. Taxi drivers, 200 euros richer. And Deutsche male porn stars, significantly more endowed.
And some people wonder why Americans use 'miles'... :D