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The size of the crowd at this year's Mardi Gras Party has been estimated at around 12,500, and featured an amazing line-up and plenty of surprises.
An awesome new weekly gay party is set to be launched in Melbourne next weekend by transsexual fashion starlet and pop culture icon Amanda Lepore.
The countdown is on until the Same Same Mardi Bar returns to Oxford Street next week. And this time it's bigger and longer than last year’s popular event series.
One of the most exciting event series of last year is back! The temporary Same Same Mardi Bar that opened up during the 2009 Mardi Gras and packed out every night returns bigger and longer in 2010.
Where high fashion meets high camp you'll find a striking figure called Amanda Lepore, the club hostess and go-go dancer turned singer from New York who's devoted her whole life to pursuing the image of an 1950s hourglass beauty.
If you're curious about the three metre high shopping bags that were installed in Martin Place this morning, wonder no longer.