Sunday, November 02, 2008
The Edge Parade
Sydney's Bicycle Culture came of age last night with the launch of the Bicycle Film Festival in May's Lane, St Peters. It was a historical evening attended by a who's who of the Sydney cycling fraternity. As far as I know there has never been a bicycle fashion parade in Sydney before and I don't think there has ever been one quite like this! The fashion parade had a distinctly irreverent Sydney edge to it.
The Gimp mounts his Pink Surly Gimp Bike
The underwear guy. He fell asleep in the dumpster bin later but sadly I missed getting a photo of that. I think his name is Verge.
The Gimp chases undie man off stage
Ms Sara and her bike Rorry who she got from Tempe Tip for just $15!
Little Miss Jeannie
Phillipa dressed in the latest Sydney evening wear by French Curve
Huffy Lover and her purple leopard skin print bike.
Safari Suit Sam
The Cheeky Professor and friend
There were lots of cool bikes to admire.
DJ Ollo performed
Even Yehuda Moon was there!
And a guy who breathed fire!
At about 10pm the cops arrived having been summoned by the local brothel. Apparently their sleezoid clients were having trouble sneaking in the back entrance because there was a huge crowd of partying cyclists in the back alley!
Turns out the madam of the Amore brothel commands the services of a Superintendent of NSW Police no less!
Impressive connections... Anyway the cops couldn't find a good excuse to shut down the show as the organisers had cleverly made sure they had ticked all the bureaucratic boxes. The superintendent had a bit of a whinge (while trying not to smile) because he'd spotted someone drinking out of a glass bottle (which is apparently forbidden) but in the end he and his mates went away and the party continued. Imagine putting up a sign that says "graffiting prosecuted" (whatever that means) in May's Lane of all places. Great way to make friends with the local community.
I didn't manage to get pictures of all the organisers but here are a few of them. They should feel very proud of having put together such a great event. Want to see more photos?