Australian Mardi gras??

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    Jan 06, 2010 5:37 AM GMT
    Who here has been? How is it??

    I'm planning my flight route and dates home from Antarctica and I'll be getting off the coninent about the time Mardi Gras starts and can extend my stay there before moving onto Hawaii.

    Is it fun with a variety of things to do or is it just a big circuit party??
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    Jan 06, 2010 6:50 AM GMT
    I first did it when I was 22/23, in it's early days in the beginning., when things were diffrent. But I have nothing to do with it now days, It does not represent me as an Aussie or a homosexual. But please don't waist all your time in Sydney, as there is much more to Oz than Sydney and their party.icon_wink.gif But have a good one anyway.

    PS. if you are going to the party, and I'm sure you are. You may need to get your tickets before hand, if you don't have them yet. They used to be easy to get at gay venues. The mistake I made when I first went, was to wear shorts.

    It also not Australia's Mardi Gras, but "Sydney's Mardi Gras." Sydney does not represent all of Oz, and nor is it really the gay capital of Oz anymore either; just saying......
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    Jan 06, 2010 6:56 AM GMT
    ...go and have fun mate - see http://www.mardigras.org.au/ for information - cheers
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    Jan 06, 2010 9:29 AM GMT
    I've been to a few of them. They can be fun. You see one parade, you seen 'em all. The party is fun, though both times I've been doing volunteer work and my shift has been the 5-8am shift and I've not been able to drink. I did see Cyndi Lauper close the party a few years ago and that was fucking awesome.

    Note that this year the parade and the party are a week apart.
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    Jan 06, 2010 9:58 AM GMT
    I would like to see more of Sydney than just the Mardi Gras.. I see John Waters is doing something which could be fun to see him while I'm there.

    What else is good to see that may not be too touristy while I'm visiting?

    Also has anyone been to the Bear events??