Mardi Gras Sydney 2014

Last Saturday I decided to be brave and drive to Sydney to go to my older sons place, even though it was raining here in Wollongong!! And took the boys to the Mardi Gras for the very first time.

So glad that I didn’t worry about the rain….cause it wasn’t raining for the Mardi Gras Sydney 2014 Parade…it only rained about 5 minutes while we walked to the train station.

And it was an event that I am glad I did not miss. Its now crossed off my bucket list.

Mardi Gras Sydney 2014 ::

Going into Sydney

WAITING AND WONDERING WHERE WE ARE GOING!

Cameron at the Station

CAMERON KEPT ON ASKING WHERE WE WERE GOING

Dress for success

LOVE THE DRESS!

incredible costumes

MARDI GRAS INCREDIBLE COSTUMES

See the Mardi Gras from the Balcony

ROOM WITH A VIEW! LOVE THE BALCONY VIEW

Bike Riders

DIKES ON BIKES

 

Girls on Bikes

THE BIKE RIDERS START THE PARADE EVERY YEAR

Mardi Gras Parade

ONE OF THE VERY WEIRD COSTUMES THAT WALKED ON BY!

indigenous australians in the parade

ABOIRGINIES SUPPORTINGTHE PARADE

 

Volunteer working

ONE OF THE VOLUNTEERS

Mardi Gras Floats

ONE OF THE MANY FLOATS

Mardi Gras 2014

HAVING FUN WITH THE MARDI GRAS

Surf Life Savers

SURF Life SAVERS SUPPORTS THE MARDI GRAS

Dancing and supporting the event

SURF LIFE SAVERS DANCING

Life savers in the parade

LIFE SAVERS HAVING FUN

great float

TOOTH FAIRY?

float in the Mardi Gras

INTERESTING FLOAT, STILL NOT SURE WHATS IT FOR?

Crazy Hair Do!

LOVE THE HAIR ON THIS GUY

Mardi Gras Float

COOL HEAD PIECE/FACE PAINTING

 

Love the older paintings

ST JAMES STATION PAITING

 We had so much fun at the Mardi Gras in Sydney! So glad that I went in…even if my Camera Settings was changed before hand, and the quality of the sound is no good..it was still good to see it and then all the talks about why we were there with our boys afterwards was super fun!

Because both boys are Homeschooled I loved that we could experience the Mardi Gras, and then share our thoughts and explain what it was all about without having to worry about the subject/topic/conversation NOT being appropriate for them. Actually Kyle was there for the Music and Cameron {being 12} understood it more!

Here is our Night captured on our Camera {sorry about the quality!!!} ::

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WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOU THE MARDI GRAS?

Would you take your kids to it?

Cheers

Lisa

New Life on the Road

 

 

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9 thoughts on “Mardi Gras Sydney 2014

  • March 9, 2014 at 5:34 pm
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    If I had human kids and there was no drugs or alcohol parading around with the celebrating folks I would take them. Otherwise when folks get under the influence things can go sideways in seconds and I would never put them in that kind of harm’s way, Lisa :)

    I couldn’t take Phoenix because he would be stealing parts off of everyone’s costume. Guaranteed Riot and Pandemonium!! :)
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      • March 10, 2014 at 11:17 pm
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        Thanks Tracey, Highly recommend going to it at least once :)

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    • March 10, 2014 at 11:13 pm
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      Hi Mike,

      I am not sure about what others where doing around us, but I do know that we were fine. We stood next
      to two guy couples who looked out for my boys and I.
      We had a ball, and not once did we see anything going around us that made me concerned for our safety. There was a huge police presence that made the event safe for everyone :)

      And yeah I could so easily see Phoenix getting into Mischief :)

      Cheers
      Lisa

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    • March 10, 2014 at 11:29 pm
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      Thanks Jan, I would love to stay in Oxford Street, especially around Mardi Gras time :)
      Do you reckon its a Tooth Fairy??? It was such a great night!

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    • March 10, 2014 at 11:31 pm
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      Hi Angel,

      It sure was heaps of fun :)
      The experience was good because we all had lots of great conversations after wards :)

      Your daughter would love it

      Cheers
      Lisa

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