Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Organisers of Mardi Gras Thrilled with the Response; Kylie Minogue Gets Special Mention for Making Trip Down Under

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Organisers of Mardi Gras Thrilled with the Response; Kylie Minogue Gets Special Mention for Making Trip Down Under

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FEATHERS, sequins and red bulls have been cleared from the streets of Sydney.

But the organisers of this year's Mardi Gras say the sparkle lives on. aWe are a very proud community this morning,a said festival chief executive Michael Rolik.

He thanked the almost 10,000 people who took part in the parade of 134 floats.

Pop princess Kylie Minogue won a special mention for making the trip down under. The K25 float featured more than 130 dancers paying homage to the singer and her 25-year music industry career.

aIt was just one of a myriad amazing entrants that made this year's parade one of the most exhilarating we've ever seen,a Mr Rolik said. aKylie's visit is a very special gift to Sydney this year and our K25 float was a way of returning that love to her.a

Despite 13 arrests, police said they were also pleased with the night.

More than 1000 officers patrolled the city while others elected to be part of the entertainment. …

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