Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras looked very much like pre-pandemic times, but there were actually some precautions taken.
An estimated 35,000 people watched the yearly parade at the Sydney Cricket Ground. That’s a ton of folks, but way less than the 200,000 that lined Oxford Street in Mardi Gras’s past.
Rita Ora headlined the event … she got sentimental, at one point telling the crowd she was fighting back tears, telling everyone how much she missed performing over the course of the pandemic. Other performers included The Wiggles and singer G Flip.
Australia has fared way, way better than the U.S. They currently have just over 29,000 COVID cases and a total of 909 deaths. From our eye, most people were not dressed in masks, but the fact is … Australia has had stringent rules and apparently it has paid off.
When you look at the photos through an American lens, it seems they’ve pulled out all the ……
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