We got some of our favourite photos from the parade at the starting area around Hyde Park, where groups showed us their amazing costumes and makeup! So many gorgeous people, on a bright and sunny Sydney pre-parade afternoon.
Sydney’s BIGGEST Men Only UnderWhere? Party teamed up with Mardi Gras, producing the biggest male-only party ever seen in Sydney.
Sydney Mardi Gras Parade 2013 | 35 years on, it’s time to remember where we have been, look where we are going and take pride in how far we have come.
Thank God it’s almost the end of 2011
It felt like the last half of 2005, shit but remarkable
It’s always a new start and who knows where it takes me to
Somewhere where I belong?
I believe it is.
Last saturday was a good fun, honestly
My very first HEN’S NIGHT, thanks Connie and the girls <3
With the raising glass and the ‘tambo tambo’ Jazz music
With the dipping of salmon crackers and sushi platters
Oh and the very very nice KFC
Yes also the hot hot stripper and the eight 1920’s ladies plus the Bride
It was a good big FUN night!
When I said FUN I really mean it, just look below:
And here are more photos from my flickr:
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On 12th February, 2011 the Saturday. We was invited to join Benoit, the Frenchman’s Saint-Tropez Party to celebrate his 30’s Birthday. We met up at the King Street Wharf at the afternoon, the weather was a bit wet and windy but hey, it will make up the fun of it, because we all fun loving people! The party start right after we get on to the Yacht. WOHO!
* Only one thing what disappointed me was my 580 EX II was ran out of battery!!! Feel a bit sorry about the lighting guys!
More photo to view on here: Benoit’s 30th, Saint-Tropez Party 2011
If you want to download them please click here: Benoit’s 30th, Saint-Tropez Party (RAW)
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It’s 2011 mate!!
Alright! So we down to the city booked the top restaurant with the most fabulous harbour view, dig in with couple bottles of red, then countdown from 10 to 0, watching the people like the bugs under our feet, and then the firework starts:
2011 Sydney New Year 9pm Fireworks
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2011 Sydney Spectacular New Year Fireworks
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2011 Sydney Spectacular New Year Fireworks (with Backing Music)
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Well only if it happens but we think this year we should do something different
So we skip the city route, pop-in to our spider
Put up our animal costumes
Let’s do the NYE party with a little bit twist
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I know no matter how many thanks I said still not gona show you guys how happy I am
So I will do something soon for you guys for the party
Let’s just have fun to review those memories:
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Arrrr, I’m so hungry right now
The food is set in the oven and I might just have some spear time to bloging
Been back to Aussie land a week, hmmm what shall I said
Life is always been full on, I just need to manage to enjoy every single piece of it
Car has got the services done, just about the right time, it can’t start yesterday
So here comes a new battery, well done.
Wend to Steve’s cocktail party, yes we finally made it, photos coming soon.
Couple jobs are on the queue, fun and money are on the way
And there is a special event on the coming month, October 22nd
‘The Willy’s Big Day In’
It’s all about the fabulosity
Hundreds of thousands of people have lined the streets of Sydney to cheer on Australia’s largest and most famous gay pride parade.
Nine thousand people have marched in the parade, greeted by a crowd that waited hours to be close to the sights and sounds of the festival.
Those organised enough to get a front-row spot waved rainbow flags, and 73-year-old Jim Davies, who went with his wife Glenda, scored a kiss from drag-queen Lovely Liz.
“That’s the benefit of turning up early,” Jim says.
The couple has a gay grandson and they say they are proud of his sexuality.
They cheered as the raucous parade rolled down Oxford Street from Wentworth Avenue, made a right at Taylor Square and finished at Anzac Parade.
This year’s march consisted of about 9,000 participants and 135 sparkling floats, belting out iconic gay tunes while teams of frocked-up dancers performed their routines in tow.
Many portrayed this year’s theme, History of the World, showcasing gay history and shining a pink light on some colourful historical figures and events.
Osama Bin Laden came out of hiding, while NSW Labor Party zombies also reared their ugly heads.
For the first time, a transsexual – US model and performer Amanda Lepore – led the parade.
A float of 150 dancing George Michaels was organised in an attempt to lure the the former Wham! singer along.
There was much speculation he would make a surprise appearance, after plugging the event at his Sydney concert on Friday night.
Husband-and-husband Marc Van Den Broek and Tim Dekkers channelled the British singer by wearing `Choose Life’ T-shirts.
They wedded nine years ago in their native Holland and say Australia needs to get with the times and recognise same-sex marriage.
“Mardi Gras is important for gay rights, to show who you are what you want to be where you want to live,” Mr Dekkers said.
Now in its 33rd year, the Mardi Gras parade started out as a protest march for gay rights in 1978.
It has grown into a world-famous event, attracting hundreds of thousands of spectators and harnessing the support of the state government, the NSW police force and Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore.
Such recognition shows how far the gay and lesbian community has come, says drag queen Glenda Waverly, who attends every year to “promote diversity and equality”.
“It’s great to have the police here because in 1978 everyone was arrested,” she said.
But Vivian Chen, who dressed as Bjork for the occasion, feels it is still tough for her.
“There is so much discrimination still happening…every day and it’s only once a year that no one can say anything,” she said.
As the parade came to an end, organisers said it was too early to estimate crowd numbers, but they believe it was in the hundreds of thousands, boosted by the great weather.
The glitz and glam rolled away from the CBD and people began to peacefully disperse into the night.
Many were disappointed they couldn’t penetrate the throng of onlookers.
Teenagers Chantal Tapp and Katherine Christie were glad they came for the spectacular, which ends with a Mardi Gras party next weekend and is expected to inject $29 million into the local economy.
“It’s important to show support,” Katherine said.
“We want them to know we don’t care they are gay.”
Hair removal – ticked; Exercises – ticked; Camera charged – ticked; Facial – ticked…
A saturday night in with a bit web working and that’s it, I need a good long sleep, since we were play too hard this week…
Big day tomorrow for the Mardi Gras Parade, hope it won’t be too wet or rainy
See you guys around.
We met Juri through Geekdom, back to 2008, that was late year…
see how fast the time goes?
After I resigned from geekdom, no idea what’s happening down there, anymore
All I heard about is people going different places, that’s life
And for Juri, she is going back to Japan.
So we had this Asian Team party for the farewell of Juri
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Hmmm I always feel speechless while I landing on this part
Not because the shitty weather it keeps rains all the week
It also rains through the Chinese New year, The Valentines Day and the Frenchman Party!
Or maybe it’s just this kind of ceremony, or maybe it just TOO FREAKING HOT everywhere
Like the French Party for the Birthday boy, Benoit!
It was a great hot exciting night, fabulous host, guest, photos and dancers.
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February is a full-on month, not only just boots full parties, birthday cerebration, sex’n the sydney lunch/dinner/over-night chatting reunion, Mardi Gras huge social events, also
The love is in the air.
It’s happy to be one of those ‘crazy people’ who havd lots of other crazy people, sorry I was strongly standing the point of me being ‘normal’ but
Yeah we all ‘a little bit crazy’ in our ‘little time’
Anyway here are some lovely photos, enjoy!
Holly and Serg’s Engagement Party
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It’s the end of January which means, Mardi Gras is not far away
This years Mardi Gras is even bigger, I got the promp clip this morning from the publicists of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.
So, I will see you guys at the specturar Mardi Gras Parade, 27th of Fab
Daria is one for the sexy girl from Scooter’s work, Industry Super Partner.
It was the hottest in the couple of years, I’m not sure about the couple of years, but it’s the hottest day I ever been since I got here, 42 degrees!!!!! Even hotter than the day we went for bbq!
Anyway it was Daria’s Birthday on the 23rd, we had lots fun and booze, I’m not gona tell you what that means, go figure by yourself!
Then we are suppost going to Gosford becuase we were hungry, so we decided have a hour drive to eat…
But we turn back to sydney city in our way, because it was too late and we were worry about the shop will be close while we got there, what a QUEEN!!
IT WAS THE BEST SEA FOOD I EVER HAD, in Australia, that includs New Zealand!
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It was a good nite to celebrate with the birthday boy, yes Ed.
And other long lost friends, oh some new one too, but didnt talk too much with them except one was talking too much which got Ody into a shitty mood.
But I guess everyone had their own fun at that nite, with a plus the food was fab and so as the cake, still I have to mention the lovely host Ed was doing a fab job, rock on Ed, love ya lots!
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