Today the rainbow flag went up at Sydney Town Hall to mark the opening if the Sydney Gay and Lesbien Mardi Gras – the biggest, brightest, loudest and proudest gay pride parade in the world! Awkward proudly supports Mardi Gras and all it stands for, including marriage equality. Raise your rainbow flags everyone! It’s about to get really gay in Sydney .
Imagine our excitement and shock here at AWKWARD when Sony Music calls us for a booking to host the quirky, eccentric and very talented band GOSSIP!!!!!
We got to rub shoulders and share utensils with amazing front woman Beth Ditto!
We even got to sing a few songs from Sister Act 2 together!!!! (I KNOW!)
Beth, you turned our normal boring Tuesday into the best Tuesday EVER!!!!
The Awkward Team!
“Global Rainbow” project photos by Yvette Mattern.
The globe’s biggest Carnival bash opened Friday, when Rio de Janeiro’s mayor handed the key to the city to rotund King Momo, the mythical jester figure who reigns over Carnival.
About 850,000 tourists are expected in Rio during the raucous, five-day free-for-all. Millions of people across the country will take to the streets and sambadromes to dance and party, effectively putting Brazil on a week-long hiatus.
A woman works on a carnival float at the Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel samba school in Rio de Janeiro on February 15. (Silvia Izquierdo/Associated Press)
A dancer performs during the Carnival parade of the Imperio de Casa Verde samba school in Sao Paulo. (Andre Penner/Associated Press)