Sydney’s Mardi Gras

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…

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras: Police

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…

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras: Osama Bin Laden

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…

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras: Angel

Denim was also popular attire, with this group of girls all wearing a piece of denim…

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras: 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!

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras: Drag

Drag queens prefer blondes

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras: Drag

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.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

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…

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras: Drag glamour

Red wig: check, Feather boa: check, body glitter: check, back wax: fail

And the crowd ended up captivating me for most of the night…

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras: crowd

Dynamic duo

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras: crowd

Seems like a good time to walk the dogs, Man in background in his undies

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras: crowd

Who could say no to this invitation?

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras: underpants man

I asked him what happened to his clothes. He said "They fell off"

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras: crowd

Viv waves her crazed ring and illegally drinks

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras: Me

I pose and drink beer, police oblivious

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3 Responses to Sydney’s Mardi Gras

  1. […] out my not very good or interesting photos from last night’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Deja-vu anyone? Same terrible music video show. Different […]

  2. THESE ARE THE BEST MARDIS GRAS PHOTOS EVA!!!!!!

    Hysterical! Loved the “threesome” guy…. well done!
    XXXX

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