Mx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 825 times:
Well guys, it's that time of year again in Sydney. The 2002 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras is launched tonight from the steps of the world famous Sydney Opera House.
Crowds and International / Interstate tourists are expected to be down this year due to the Sydney Gay Games later this year. I'm sure the locals will come out in support as always.
It promises to be an exciting month as always culminating with the big parade and after party on March the second.
So Happy Mardi Gras to everyone! If your in Sydney or are travelling from Interstate or Abroad make sure you check out some of the activities / parties / fair day / film festival / and other celebrations. There is something for everyone - gay / straight or whatever.
Andrew From Singapore, joined Dec 1999, 369 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 753 times:
The games are in November, aren't they? I won't be able to make it (doh!) due to my commitment to uni (it's exam time!). However, my partner's uncle is going to be taking part in the swimming. Not sure which events though.
Yeah, it's a shame I won't be there this year, but I swear that I'll be there next year to see what the hype is all about!
Just on a sidenote, I can't wait till the new Ansett takes the the skies. With this whole saga unfolding, I'm sure Uncle Reggie must have turned in his grave several times over.
Travelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3313 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 748 times:
Mx5_boy -- Thanks for the cheer! Of course we can't wait to experience our first Australian Mardi Gras ever! I believe we are going to the parade and the party (we had to join the membership thing and ask for one ticket each). We also want to see the sights of Sydney though (beaches, bridge climb, other touristy stuff) so I can't imagine partying every night.
In any case, I'm sure it will be sensory overload, which is why we scheduled Turtle Cove AFTER Sydney...
767er From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1092 posts, RR: 4 Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 715 times:
How was the launch then????? I went over to the North shore to see a mate and watch a video.
Definently going to 'Shop Yourself stupid' and Fair Day.
I might give the Parade a miss. I just hated last years Parade. Awful and I could hardly see a thing. Did you hear they have only sold less than half of the tickets to the Party. Any wonder at $113 a ticket which is a bloody rip off. I agree it is a bit of a drug feast!!!!
Mx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 712 times:
Yeah, $113.00 bucks for the dance party is a bit rich. Not surprised that many are not attending as when they keep the party on the dance / drug theme (even though they say no-takes drugs at Mardi Gras) those of us that are not into that scene are alianated or provided with pathetic alternatives. I think it's time for them to re-think the format and make it a lot more accessible to everyone.
Now the launch on the other hand was packed out. Nothing really interesting to report as we were sitting in the bleachers drinking champagne and being silly. Some Canadian gay comedian is out here which took Troys attention for a while. The atmosphere was great though!
Mx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 692 times:
How rude of me, would you like to catch up on Fair Day for a beer or something? I'll have hopefully a few a.netters - YSSY -board guys to have a chat with, can't keep that airplane talk all to ourselves on that day?
E-mail me @ the above address if you would like to. Always good to meet other aviation fans out there.