Scenes from Mardi Gras

Well the festival of gay that is Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has finally ground to a halt for 2011.

Being a lazy lesbian all I managed to do was watch the parade, which being  a short lazy lesbian meant I didn’t actually see all that much.

Here’s what I did see…

Mardi Gras 2011

Train carriage over whelmed by an ACTUAL screaming queen with his gaggle of fag hags. He was so loud and exited I thought my ears were going to bleed

Mardi gras 2011, Dykes on Bikes

First cab off the rank as usual... Dykes on Bikes

Mardi Gras 2011

Mardi Gras virgin gets caught up in the excitement

Mardi Gras 2011

I think this float had some community legends on board. It's also one of the few pictures of the parade that worked

Mardi Gras 2011

Ladies dressed up for a big night out

Mardi Gras 2011

Took us a while to figure out what this was ... a big pink heart with wings and ping pong balls blowing around on the inside

Mardi Gras 2011

Lady in white giving the crowd some attitude

Mardi Gras 2011

Mardi Gras virgin looking for someone to burst her bubble

Mardi Gras 2011

Ladies in leather perusing the crowd

Mardi Gras 2011

Milperra Waters maitre de in rain poncho with electric gizmo

I had no idea what this float was when I photographed it at the parade

Celebrity TV couple watch the parade with the hoi poloi

Mardi Gras 2011

Lenny happily celebrating his community

Mardi Gras 2011

Very beautiful young man models his Keith Richards T

Mardi Gras 2011

How beautiful? Very beautiful!

Mardi Gras 2011

Wouldn't want to get on the wrong end of this oddly shaped football

Mardi Gras 2011

Post-parade plastic crate sculpture

Mardi Gras 2011

Very happily just married couple run hand-in-hand up Oxford St

Mardi Gras 2011

Minnie Mouse and friends post-parade bus stop rest-up

Mardi Gras 2011

Hostess girls fuel up on pastizzis post parade

Mardi Gras 2011

Oxford Street milk crate still life

Mardi Gras 2011

Friends all frocked up wandering down South Dowling Street


8 Responses to Scenes from Mardi Gras

  1. danho says:

    you social commentator you

  2. C,Moore Hardy says:

    OMG… you’ll just have to get onto the route next time, its well worth it. Love the pics thou, and shall give you some notes on what is what as it flies by…..not that it matters now. X

  3. liz says:

    thanks for showing us the parade, woulda missed it otherwise!

  4. mayhem says:

    LOVE this posting – It’s been yonks since I’ve seen the crowds – and I love how they frock up… and your commentary is divine – happy grardis mars

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