So yeah, like I went to the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade. And so yeah, like as usual I am too midgety to see much. But like, the crowd is as interesting as the parade. So I took a bunch of photos of some of the sights I saw, not much of it on the parade route.
The night started out a little strangely. We approached Taylor’s Square and this is the first sight we saw…
Police having a pow-wow before the parade
Yikes, is the crowd going to be half police?
So anyway we continued on our quest to get to the other side of South Dowling Street. This resulted in an hour long trek up South Dowling Street, up to the showground and back again finally on the other side of the parade route. Yes. One hour!
Back to the parade.
It turns out the guest of honour was NOT George Michael but Osama Bin Laden. I didn’t know he was gay, but he did have a large contingent of CIA minders with him…
Osma Bin Laden wowing the crowd
Many folk in the crowd dressed both up and down for the big night. This winged fellow was a big hit and was continually photographed…
Denim was also popular attire, with this group of girls all wearing a piece of denim…
I did get permission to put their behinds on YoD
I suppose I should put some drag queen pics up, cos what’s a gay thing without drag queens? It’s nothing is what!
Drag queens prefer blondes
Proof that blondes DO have more fun
When we first go to the parade a police officer made us tip our beers out. Yep, he watched as we poured our beer into the gutter, but only 2 of us, not all of us. It was funny as we were surrounded by people drinking out of beer/wine/spirits. The fun police out in full force.
PN in defiance of the police drinks TWO beers at once! Rebel
I then got obsessed with a person standing in front of me in the crowd. It was the combination of glamour and back hair that was so intriguing…
Red wig: check, Feather boa: check, body glitter: check, back wax: fail
And the crowd ended up captivating me for most of the night…
Seems like a good time to walk the dogs, Man in background in his undies
Who could say no to this invitation?
I asked him what happened to his clothes. He said "They fell off"
Viv waves her crazed ring and illegally drinks
I pose and drink beer, police oblivious