I'm going to Sydney's Gay Mardi Gras

  • beaujangle

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    Feb 02, 2009 11:11 AM GMT
    Any of you guys coming, including non Aussies?

    I'm looking forward to it as this is my 1st time.
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    Feb 02, 2009 11:19 AM GMT
    I haven't been to it in years. its always the same and boring as sin...
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    Feb 02, 2009 11:42 AM GMT
    Why is every Aussie so discouraging at the thought of the Sydney Mardi Gras? I always get feedback like "It was better in the '90s" or "Go to Thailand instead!" icon_question.gificon_question.gificon_question.gif
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    Feb 02, 2009 11:55 AM GMT
    Never been and probably never will. Rather chillax on the beach with a slab and some friends.
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    Feb 02, 2009 1:11 PM GMT
    I would only go for Kylie,otherwise,no.
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    Feb 02, 2009 1:18 PM GMT

    Oh hellz yah!!!

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    Feb 02, 2009 1:30 PM GMT
    I might head to a few of events...but am not all that excited about the parade/party.

    That said, it is my personal goal to join the marching boys next year (after round two of chest surgery has healed + lots more pec flys completed) - to celebrate the end of the surgical bit of my transition...any excuse to wear short shorts really..

    I am looking forward to the mardi gras film festival though and Trough faggot party which is on a few days before the parade/party and should be good fun.

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    Feb 02, 2009 1:42 PM GMT
    I'm going! Bringing my american bf with me; it's 5 years since we met - on the dance floor, RHI, at Mardi Gras '04.

    Can't wait...trying to decide on outfits already icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 02, 2009 3:12 PM GMT
    I'll be at the authentic MG in New Orleansicon_wink.gif
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    Feb 02, 2009 3:25 PM GMT
    I went last year, and found it to be a major disappointment. I had seen videos and read how wonderful it was. Obviously these media releases were just that - tourism generators. New York and Toronto Pride is about 1000 x nicer, better planned - more organized.

    I suggest going to AUS at another time when SYD is not so out of control.
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    Feb 05, 2009 2:10 PM GMT
    OMGOMGOMG,I just found out Matthew Mitcham is going to be Chief of Parade this year and lead the whole thing!!! Now I HAVE TO GO!!icon_eek.gif

    http://www.mardigras.org.au/item.cfm?id=337&nav=About Us⊂=News
  • ozyboxa

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    Feb 06, 2009 3:49 AM GMT
    I make the pilgrimage to Sydney for Mardi Gras every year. It has had its up and downs, but I always enjoy it.

    I have never been any similar event anywhere else in the world and so have nothing to compare it to.

    I will be going to the Toybox party instead of the after party this year as I’m over the big parties… for the time being.