The day after

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Pre parade. People lining up on Oxford Street.

I didn't get the chance to update yesterday - the day started slowly, but I ended up being very busy.

Yesterday (Sat. March 3) was Sydney Mardi Gras.  The parade started at 7:45 pm, but people began gathering for the parade at 3:00 in the afternoon! I found a spot about half way through the parade route to watch from.  People were selling milk crates to stand on so I bought one so I could see over the crowd.  I ended up sharing it with a guy named Clint.  I think there were 3 of us on 2 milk crates! 

The parade was great and I can't believe how many people showed up to watch.  Quite a bit of the city was blocked off and people were everywhere. 

Since the parade was at night and it was so crowded, I really didn't get many good pictures of the parade.

A bar called the Columbian Hotel - I met some nice people here.
  I took a lot, but I only ended up with a few good ones!  I'll try and find some decent pictures to post.

I attended the Mardi Gras party after the parade.  The was from 10:00pm until 10:00 am.  I rolled in about 6:00 am!  I'm still tired and I've only been up and about for about 2 hours!

Boy George was the DJ at one of the dance areas of the party.  The party was held at the former Fox Studios and was spread over the entire complex.  It was a lot of fun, but I think I'm getting too old to be up all night like that!

Today is my last day in Sydney.  I am off to Bali tomorrow.  I will probably go out for 1 or 2 drinks later and then call it a night.

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Pre parade.
Pre parade.
Pre parade.
Pre parade.
Pre parade.
Pre parade.
Crowd shot lookin up Oxford St.
Crowd shot lookin up Oxford St.
Mardi Gras Parade.
Mardi Gras Parade.
Mardi Gras Parade.
Mardi Gras Parade.
Mardi Gras Parade.
Mardi Gras Parade.
Mardi Gras Parade.
Mardi Gras Parade.
Mardi Gras Parade.
Mardi Gras Parade.
Mardi Gras Parade.
Mardi Gras Parade.
Parade pics.
Parade pics.
Clint, my parade buddy.
Clint, my parade buddy.
Parade pics.
Parade pics.
Parade pics - Kylie Minogue entry.
Parade pics - Kylie Minogue entry.
Parade pics - Kylie Minogue entry.
Parade pics - Kylie Minogue entry.
Parade pics - Kylie Minogue entry.
Parade pics - Kylie Minogue entry.
Parade pics.
Parade pics.
Parade pics.
Parade pics.
Parade pics.
Parade pics.
Parade pics.
Parade pics.
Parade pics.
Parade pics.
Parade pics.
Parade pics.
Parade pics.
Parade pics.
Parade pics.
Parade pics.
Parade pics.
Parade pics.
Parade pics - part of the Priscill…
Parade pics - part of the Priscil…
Out doors area of the Mardi Gras p…
Out doors area of the Mardi Gras …
Out doors area of the Mardi Gras p…
Out doors area of the Mardi Gras …
Out doors area of the Mardi Gras p…
Out doors area of the Mardi Gras …
Boy George.
Boy George.
Main dance space.
Main dance space.
Main dance space.
Main dance space.
Main dance space.
Main dance space.
Main dance space.
Main dance space.
Main dance space.
Main dance space.
Sydney
photo by: Sunflower300