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Sydney Mardi Gras 2019, behind the scenes

Behind the scenes Mardi Gras

Tall, lithe and toned, adorned in gold and glitter, parading like a Demi God in slow deliberate steps, he stretched his long limbs through the crowd. Expressionless and yet full of statement, everyone stopped and turned.

There is little to say about this statuesque, impressive icon of Mardi Gras. I’m still a little lost for words, except to say that this man embodied sheer perfection in stardust. I’m sure people were praying. It is possible he could have sparked a revolution. And isn’t that the point? Mardi Gras is an inspiration, and an invitation really, for everybody to live their most flamboyant lives. Certainly their best ones. And here was the beacon; in the words of lady liberty, “Give me your tired, your weary…yearning to breathe free.”

From behind the scenes, some of the impromptu and surprise moments best capture the spirit of the Sydney Mardi Gras 2019.

Let the parade begin!

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