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Tue, Mar. 10th, 2009, 06:20 am
Mardi Gras wrap up

I survived another Mardi Gras and I had a great time while I was down there. I felt my performance was a bit "off" this year (as will be evidenced by the coverage of the furry float on Foxtel) but I had been sick only a few weeks earlier so I shouldn't be too hard on myself. There's always next year. Other than that, this was really a great Mardi Gras personally. Relatively low stress, and surrounded by lots of great furries.

We did quite well for media coverage this year. There was the Foxtel pay-per-view coverage of course where I heard we got 45 seconds. Unfortunately, that features me stumbling when the truck took off with a jerk. >_< I want to apologise to the whole Australian furry community for embarrassing them on national television. <makes plans to leave the country for a while>

Ahem, but better than that, we featured on the ABC's national TV report on the march! They've also put it up online for a limited time, just go to http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/ and search for Mardi Gras. The furry float appears very briefly at 1:25. Considering the length of the report and the number of floats, I think we did very well to appear at all.

higgs_raccoon also pointed out a YouTube video that gives you a better view of this year's float.

And there are hendikins's photos and he will hopefully have some video up later. I haven't had a chance to go through them all myself.

None of this would have been possible without the help of a lot of people. Most of all, Barbary for organising the whole thing and giving me a place to stay. You made this rat very comfortable. And there was also Lupie and Thakur and Dustan and Techfox and so many others who made the float the success it was. On a more personal note, I want to thank Lupie and Thakur for keeping me company when I was crashing at the after-party (the march plus dismantling the float proved to be a bit much for me) and to Barbary and his housemates Harley and Techfox and Yuumei for making me feel so welcome there. It was all of you who made this personally my best Mardi Gras ever. It's only a shame I didn't have Ristin to share it with me.

Mon, Mar. 9th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
zelox_quo

Well, glad to read you enjoyed yourself. Though too bad about the still recovering from illness. That part sucks.

Tue, Mar. 10th, 2009 01:21 am (UTC)
savant_da_rat

Very cool, wow it looks like you guys had so much fun... and yeah, I would have been exhausted after all of that too :)

My fav piccy of you from the set... http://www.hendikins.id.au/cgi-bin/album.pl?photo=mardigras-2009/dscf0989.jpg

Who got to keep the giant furry pride flag?

Tue, Mar. 10th, 2009 08:32 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

It would be the one with the mirror ball on my crotch. <headslap>

Tue, Mar. 10th, 2009 12:36 pm (UTC)
savant_da_rat

Haha sawwy :) We can Photoshop it out...

Actually I showed that pic to ed_the_hyena last night, and his first question was, "What's that thing hanging over his crotch?" :P

Wed, Mar. 11th, 2009 08:20 am (UTC)
hendikins

Of course, you can always drop me a line if you want the original to photochop :)

Tue, Mar. 10th, 2009 08:01 am (UTC)
darkentiger

hehe glad u had a good time...