General highlights (in no particular order) are as follows: seeing Hedwig and the Angry Inch performed live at last, by the brilliant iOTA; noshing on the delicious ricotta hotcakes at Bill's; pizza and beers at Kerry and Michael's, along with a madcap bunch of Perth ladies in town for their 10th M.G.; doing the Oxford Street shuffle, including the Columbian, the Midnight Shift and the (newly renovated) Oxford; good being dazzled and entertained by the Parade; dancing (communing?) and people-watching at the Party (pics on flickr); sating my Wagamama cravings (hurry up and get to Wellington already); shopping shopping shopping (but only buying one shirt - a very nice Ben Sherman job though); catching up with Luke and Monika (schnitzel is good recovery food) and Cheryl too; and finally, copping a little attention from randoms, which is always flattering!
"San Luis Obispo had a thriving Mardi Gras until the City officials got all jacked about women showing their breasts and college kids peeing in the neighbor's yard.
To think, the next year, after Katrina, instead of a shut-down Mardi Gras, they could have offered an outlet for those aching over and wishing to go to New Orleans. It could have been expanded and people could have traveled the world over to see world-class music, a fun parade, and well, yes, college girls flash their breasts to get tossed a necklace of colorful beads to wear around their necks.
I felt it was all fun and worth the effort. It cost the city millions to shut it down. Go figure."
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