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.
This is what happen on the train today.
Went into Kings Cross Station, on the main timetable monitor says next train is leaving in 5 minutes.
Got the ticket on the escalator look at the screen says next train is leaving in 3 mins.
Down to the patform found out the train is closing the door and about to leave.
Rush into the trian before the door close, look through the window and it says there is till 2 minutes until the train leave.
On the train, to the next station, it ran as a snail, with a speed you cant even feel like its moving.
On the next staion, says this train has been delay for 5 minutes.
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.
Sydney will once again be transformed into a spectacular canvas of light, music and ideas when Vivid Sydney takes over the city after dark from 25 May – 11 June 2012.
In Australia, more than a million people converged on the shores of Sydney Harbour to take in a midnight fireworks show. This year’s display was designed around the theme “Time to Dream,” a nod to the eagerness many felt at moving forward after the rough year.
Sydney will once again be transformed into a spectacular canvas of light, music and ideas when Vivid Sydney takes over the city after dark from 27 May -13 June 2011.
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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Oh well, my hosting was crashed the other day, because as they said this site was so fucking slow!
So here it goes, I make it runs more fasterrrrrr! By deleting all the old shits it got (back to the 2007 really)
Well when I said deleting not exactly means they got deleted but just somewhere in the dark which you can not see them for a while.
Mardi Gras marchers donned wigs, harnesses and hotpants – as well as wedding gear – as they campaigned for gay equality in Sydney’s annual parade.
The weather was wet and the clothing miniscule but that did not stop the party along Oxford Street.
Floats of brides and brides and grooms and grooms, dressed both traditionally and extravagantly, strutted their stuff in a statement about equality.
The theme of this year’s event was ‘say something’, with 15 of the 130 floats addressing the issue of same-sex marriage.
Organisers set up speech bubbles along the parade route and called on spectators to speak out against inequity.
The parade was led by eight people who organisers say have made a difference in the lives of gay people.
They included openly gay actress Lily Tomlin, gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell and two Melbourne teens who protested against the ban on gay couples at a school formal.
New South Wales Labor Minister Verity Firth said thousands of spectators were expected to line the parade route.
“Mardi Gras has been an unmistakable part of Sydney life,” she said.
“We must never forget that the first Mardi Gras in 1978 was about the struggle for equality and this aspect remains absolutely a part of the parade today.”
New Mardi Gras chief executive Michael Rolik says the event does not only benefit the gay community.
“In terms of economic impact it is the second-largest event in the state,” he said.
“At last tally it generates an annual income in terms of economic benefit … of about $30 million for the state of New South Wales.”
Around 1,000 police officers and dozens of paramedics patrolled the parade route and and so far there have been no reports of arrests or major incidents.
The Mardi Gras is the longest running event of its kind in Australia.
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Alright, alright. I was behind the camera ‘too long’ for the past couple of years of M/G.
I wanted to be in front so we decided to do something different this year.
‘Say something’ is the spot light for this year’s Sydney Mardi Gras and luckily enough we were invited to join the “Australian Marriage Equality Now” aka the AMEN Float.
Here are some pics of the rehearsal before the Parade.
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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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This is exciting!
So you all heard/watched The Flash Mob @ Sydney Opera House with Dannii & Kylie
Now they made a shorter version, and
I can see my name shining on the screen
Well not on the cinema yet but hopefully soon
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[Click the hot thumbnail to see it on youtube]
Hundreds of dancers descended on the Sydney Opera House on Sunday November 14th. The group surprised onlookers at Australia’s most famous Icon with a routine set to a soundtrack of the greatest hits of two other Aussie Icons – Dannii & Kylie Minogue.
The performance stars international drag phenomenon JOYCE MAYNGE who is about to feature in “Drag! XXXMas” at Sydney Opera House.
It also stars AUNTY MAVIS, five brave kids and hundreds of back-up dancers.
Organised in spare time by a team of volunteers with a budget of only a few hundred dollars, the video made waves in the international press before even being uploaded to YouTube. Kylie & Dannii have both Tweeted the event and it was profiled in the prestigious Sydney Morning Herald Newspaper.
Dan Murphy from ROCK YOUR BOX and Anthony Carthew produced the performance, with choreography by David Olsen. The crew have built a reputation for knockout stunts, with their previous videos receiving almost a million hits in the last year.
Offical Video Here:
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The Labor Party swept to victory in 2007, with Kevin Rudd coming into power as Prime Minister. For a while, Rudd was enormously popular, but his plans to institute a new tax on mining companies and his failure to implement the government’s emission trading scheme caused his popularity to plummet. The Labor party rose up against their wounded leader. In the end, he was replaced by his deputy, Julia Gillard. In this weekend’s election, Gillard’s toughest rival is Tony Abbott, leader of the Liberal Party. Abbott promised to be tough on immigration if he becomes Prime Minister. Although polls show Abbott way ahead of Gillard, the Labor/Green party coalition still has more support when counted together. ‘Crocodile Harry’ has predicted a Labor victory. This is the closest election in Australia in 50 years.
This is the voting spot in my area, Elizabeth Bay, NSW 2011
Currently I been flat chat with a huge amount of work load…thats one of the reason I been off line all the time
It’s good to work hard and play hard I guess this kind of life style never die
Look how fabulous this DotBox looks, and their food taste fabulous too!
Anybody interested can visit: www.polkadotboxes.com.au
Last weekend was a surprise; there are some caving waiting for us
The only thing is I have no idea where we going to, I was thinking about the driving lessons…
So it’s we ending up inside passing this big tunnel static by rocks and else, rocks
Look how amazing these rock make from!
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Watching the Master Chef Australia, watching Naruto, the Mac and the PC are always on, the BT is always on, Kick ass and Green Zone are getting ready soon, just need to decide whatere I going to watch iron man 2 in the cinema or at home.
Brough the hard drives, and the dvds, do data-backups, do system recovers, Adobe CS5 Master Collection is fab! But don’t mind to geting some mac to play with.
The work is being really busy and it’s a right time for a holiday, so been lazy since then
Had a little catching up with the girls, and guys, down to surry hills.
Rush into the studios and collecting all the photos, that was fun too.
Finally, found the closest Harry’s Farm just cross the street, how easy is that!
So now we can enjoy the sex with the sea food, the fresh fruits, the…hmmmmm
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