Who would have thought that Sydney’s famous annual Mardi Gras festival that’s filled with glitz, glam and everything fabulous all started from street riots? The huge success of this festival is all due to what it stood for in the first place. One day in 1978 at around 10pm at night, a group of protesters supporting gay rights in Sydney in light of the Stonewall Riots were arrested all because they showed their support for the gay, lesbian and transgender communities.
The beautiful thing about Sydney is its eclectic mix of people in it and the way (in most cases) everyone celebrates and supports each other. Around the first week of March every year, the people of Sydney get together in an effort to create an exquisite event. A festival of love, tolerance and acceptance combined with the tastiest slice of Sydneys notorious Oxford Street nightlife.
Every year the festival showcases someone fabulous to perform at the festival for extra pizazz and who better than Aussies own, rainbow community adored Kylie Minogue? Kylie has performed at the Mardi Gras previously and it’s an exciting return which will surely have the crowds spinning around and doing a brand new dance. It’s also Kylies 25th year in showbiz and she’s come to celebrate her success in Sydney. Check out the 2012 Sydney Mardi Gras website for more info.
It’s going to be an amazing night. We’ll meet for a few cheeky bevvies before taking a stroll up to Oxford Street where we can find a good spot to indulge in the madness of Sydney Mardi Gras 2012.
thanks to http://todaynetwork.com.au, http://nottoomuch.com/images/mardig6.jpg and http://medleymag.com for the images
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