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Happy Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras!  
User currently offlineJeepBoy From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 260 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 5 months 18 hours ago) and read 1449 times:

Hey everyone,

It's that time of year again for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the biggest event on any G&L peoples callender worldwide.

Your thoughts and well wishes are asked of this thread.

Happy Mardi Gras Everyone!!

jeepboy


*yay*
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User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 18 hours ago) and read 1449 times:

Wasn't mardi gras last week?  Confused

User currently offlineAussie18 From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1737 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 18 hours ago) and read 1440 times:
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This event gives shame to Sydney!

User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2060 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 17 hours ago) and read 1438 times:

Quoting JAL777 (Reply 1):

This Mardi Gras is different.

Here's what Wikipedia has.


User currently offlineJeepBoy From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

Quoting Aussie18 (Reply 2):
This event gives shame to Sydney!

May I ask why this event gives shame to Sydney?


jb



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User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2060 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

Quoting Aussie18 (Reply 2):
This event gives shame to Sydney!

Oh, so its shameful to inject millions into the economy, or is it shameful for people to have fun (not only gays)? Come on, this is the 2nd biggest party Australia see (behind NYE) and its shameful?

People like you should be baned.


User currently offlineFlashFlyGuy From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 1403 times:

Quoting Aussie18 (Reply 2):
This event gives shame to Sydney!

Yes, please do enlighten us on how it brings shame to Sydney.

We took the kids a few years ago to watch it. Would go again, except I'm not into crowds too much and standing for so long anymore.

No shame in bringing in the $$$, which is what this event does. Try getting a hotel room in the city area itself over the next few nights and especially Saturday night. IMPOSSIBLE.


User currently offlineEasternSon From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 667 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 13 hours ago) and read 1377 times:

I can label the Mardi Gras in Sydney as one of the best times I have ever had - twice.

I'm from the New York area, and have been to the NYE celebration there. I thought that was a crazy good time until I spent an afternoon on Oxford Street watching the parade. I hope I can bring the wife down to Oz for the next one.

The only shame is that it doesn't happen in every city in the world. It's too good a time to be kept so far away.

Happy Mardi Gras.



"The only people for me are the mad ones...." Jack Kerouac
User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17344 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 1368 times:

Quoting JeepBoy (Thread starter):
Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Isn't that redundant? Kinda like tacky Mardi Gras  Silly?



E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 1368 times:

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 3):
This Mardi Gras is different.

Well...

1) it's a 2ndrate imitation of the real things (both true Mardi Gras, and Southern Decadence)
2) it isn't on Tuesday

...so yeah, quite different  Wink

[Edited 2007-03-01 16:26:37]

User currently offlineJeepBoy From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

Quoting FlashFlyGuy (Reply 6):
No shame in bringing in the $$$, which is what this event does. Try getting a hotel room in the city area itself over the next few nights and especially Saturday night. IMPOSSIBLE.

It's so difficult to get accomodation that I am hosting 4 of my Melbourne friends this year as they couldn't find affordable accomodation.

I can't wait! I have a mate marching in the parade and he is HOT HOT HOT!

js



*yay*
User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8439 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1266 times:

Quoting Aussie18 (Reply 2):
This event gives shame to Sydney!

Maybe once upon a time when it was actually a protest for gay and lesbian rights, but it has become much more then that now. Sydney clearly embraces its gay and lesbian community, a fact proven by the interest that this event creates.


User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5850 posts, RR: 40
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1265 times:

Quoting Aussie18 (Reply 2):
This event gives shame to Sydney!

you born in the 1950's? if you've not been educated about tolerance then now is a terrific time to go learn a thing or ten.



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User currently offlineJeepBoy From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1218 times:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 11):
Maybe once upon a time when it was actually a protest for gay and lesbian rights, but it has become much more then that now. Sydney clearly embraces its gay and lesbian community, a fact proven by the interest that this event creates.

*yay*

js



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User currently offlineVHXLR8 From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 500 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1217 times:

Quoting Aussie18 (Reply 2):
This event gives shame to Sydney!

People like you give shame to Sydney, and indeed, the entire country.


User currently offlineAussie18 From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1737 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1196 times:
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Quoting QFA380 (Reply 5):
People like you should be baned.

We are all entitled to speak our opinions(freedom of speech) so why should i be banned for saying mine young boy,do you think everyone agrees with what you say all the time?
Maybe you should use your brain before you post.

Quoting VHXLR8 (Reply 14):
People like you give shame to Sydney, and indeed, the entire country.

Yes and im sure some of personal opinions of Australia would bring shame aswell.

Quoting FlashFlyGuy (Reply 6):
Yes, please do enlighten us on how it brings shame to Sydney.

Okay maybe my statement at first was abit hard pressed.
Personally i have nothing against Gays or Lesbians but this event is getting worse each year with Drugs and Violence thats occurs after this event.
I have been myself to Mardi Gras myself with girlfriend(Ex Now) and mates and did enjoy it but few years ago i had a mate who got bashed but group of pissed guys for their own fun and enjoyment pretty much .....pretty much drunken trouble makers ruining the event......Ive seen fights after the event where people who go to watch event turn into trouble makers and begin to ruin the event.
Drugs are quite prominent their(And basically anywhere i know)and its getting worse each year with amount and type of drugs aswell you can get there.

Okay this event economic and quite popular around the globe but the event is starting to become overshadowed by crime that occurs while the event is hosted.

My own personal opinion from what ive witnessed and heard...... bouncy 


User currently offlineJeepBoy From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1153 times:

Quoting Aussie18 (Reply 15):
Okay maybe my statement at first was abit hard pressed.
Personally i have nothing against Gays or Lesbians but this event is getting worse each year with Drugs and Violence thats occurs after this event.
I have been myself to Mardi Gras myself with girlfriend(Ex Now) and mates and did enjoy it but few years ago i had a mate who got bashed but group of pissed guys for their own fun and enjoyment pretty much .....pretty much drunken trouble makers ruining the event......Ive seen fights after the event where people who go to watch event turn into trouble makers and begin to ruin the event.
Drugs are quite prominent their(And basically anywhere i know)and its getting worse each year with amount and type of drugs aswell you can get there.

I'd like you to back those comments with some concrete evidence. Mardi Gras has always proved to be an event that is relatively crime free and an event that everyone in Sydney enjoys. The police reports showed 11 people arrested for a street event of over 300,000 people. All of those arrested were straight and for dissorderly conduct.

Mardi Gras brings out the best in everyone (except for a minuscule minorty) and is a celebration of Gay Sydney, Australian Culture and the diversity of our communities. EVERYONE is represented and everyone has fun.

The afterparties are still rocking on!

lol

Happy Mardi Gras everyone!


jb



*yay*
User currently offlineHighpeaklad From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1117 times:

Glad you've had a good one. I was there a few years ago and had a great time. Sydney is a fantastic city, it was great sipping champagne in the jacuzzi on the roof of the Old Sydney holiday Inn at midnight with the Bridge behind me looking across circular quay to the Opera house.
Happy memories I hope to repeat sometimes.

Chris



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