Once again it’s time for the Mardi Gras madness to begin here in Sydney. The Lifesavers With Pride, the float that I’m marching/dancing with had our first rehearsal tonight and it’s going to be another fun routine. I am not feeling that in shape at the moment but nevertheless I will have my red aussieBums on and be dancing up the street with a massive grin on my face once.. Read More
Last night was the wrap party for the mardi gras float and the launch of our DVD. Chadd has done a great job once again putting all his footage into the DVD and making sure we all look like we are having a ball. We were so it might not be that difficult. I designed the cover again this year, but then had to design another one as the committee.. Read More
Watching this I can’t help but smile. The parade was so much fun.
Last night was the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras parade and we had so much fun! The parade had over 6,000 participants and zillions of sequins and dodgy fashion choices that are perfect for mardi gras. Our routine was a really high energy routine that left us all exhausted half way in. I was just browsing a couple of the local news sites online and one of the galleries.. Read More
Now that the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras parade is only 9 days away, I’m about to kick my all-too-pathetic training regime up a notch. Tomorrow morning is going to hurt at the gym. I’m going to do the Spartan 300 routine again. I’ve only done it 3 times, many months ago and it hurts like a mother fucker. Mainly because I never do any cardio. I am fully.. Read More
Tomorrow night is our first rehearsal for this year’s Mardi Gras Parade. We had some issues in preparation earlier in the process but we have a really enthusiastic committee and we’ve locked in a new choreographer so tomorrow night will be great. I’m fighting hard for my beloved front row position and I can’t wait to see the routine!
The madness of the Mardi Gras rehearsals is about to begin again. There is almost an entirely new committee for our float this year and the enthusiasm is brilliant. It’s going to be a great night. If you want to be a part of it and are a REAL lifesaver or lifeguard, email firstname.lastname@example.org
North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club has taken the bull by the horns in their efforts to raise much needed cash for a refurbishment of their facilities on our iconic stretch of sand. The club needs a bit of a makeover and to raise the funds, they’ve just produced a calendar called North Bondi Warriors. The calendar features lots of the clubs genetically blessed guys and girls including the very.. Read More
Tonight the Lifesavers With Pride, my mardi gras float, is having another fundraising party at Slide Bar from 9pm. It’s $15 entry to help us put on a great Mardi Gras float entry and raise our profile to let people know that being gay and being a part of masculine domains like lifesaving is ok! I’ll be doing another performance almost a year exactly since my first public performance! The.. Read More
The wonderful Chadd that does our photography and video for our float has put together this teaser for the upcoming DVD that we produce every year for participants. It’s looking good I have to say!
This is how the Foxtel people portrayed us on the weekend’s broadcast of Mardi Gras. They’ve done a really good job although they did film us on the parade as I was messing up the routine but that was expected. It was so much fun.
Well, the Mardi Gras parade is over and done with once more for another year. We got a fantastic amount of press in the lead up to the parade, once again, prompting my mother to ask “Why are the lifesavers so popular?”. Who knows, but we seem to have lost none of the support we’ve had from the first two years. The parade was an absolute blast once again but.. Read More
On Sunday a bunch of us from the lifesavers float did a little preview of our Mardi Gras parade routine at the Bondi Boys party which was hailed as a great success. It was a fun performance but for some reason a couple of hundred people was MUCH more intimidating than 350,00 has been on the actual parade route.
I haven’t actually even watched this myself yet, but it’s photos from thursday’s rehearsal. We’ve got one more big rehearsal on thursday night this week before the big night on saturday. I can’t wait. We did a sneak preview of the routine at the Bondi Boys party this afternoon and the crowd really liked it so that is a good start.
Chadd, our photographer has put a bunch of the photos from last week’s rehearsal together and added some music for us. You can guarantee that if you make a mistake at the rehearsal, Chadd will have got it for sure. Thankfully he seems to have been pretty kind, so far.