Attending Sydney’s Mardi Gras festival is an experience of a lifetime, but you had better start your preparations as soon as possible so that you are able to get the most out of this unique cultural festival. The following are some of the elements of your Mardi Gras extravaganza that you should start preparing for well in advance.
One of the first things you should do once you have decided you are going to Mardi Gras is book your accommodation. Whether you plan on staying in a hostel, hotel, serviced apartments, or on a boat, short term accommodation absolutely everywhere is going to fill up early. Make sure you book your digs ASAP, because you don’t want to be without a base for Mardi Gras.
If you like to dress up, this is your big chance, as it isn’t even possible to dress up too much for this colourful and creative event. Mardi Gras is essentially two weeks of parties, so you are going to need to have a lot of fabulous clothes to wear, and when the day of the Mardi Gras Parade arrives, you had better have an outfit guaranteed to blow some minds. If you have never heard of Mardi Gras before and want to get a sense of the types of outfits people wear, watch footage online of previous year’s events.
Mardi Gras outfits tend to show a lot of skin, so start working on toning up your body months in advance if you want to be looking amazing during Mardi Gras. You will also want to be in decent shape just for all the dancing that you will end up doing!
Stock up on protection
There is a lot of partying that happens during Mardi Gras and people do end up having sex, so make sure you bring lots of whatever your favourite protection is. You don’t want to be getting all hot and heavy with someone at a party and not have the essentials with you.
A dance mix
Start putting together a Mardi Gras dance mix of all of your favourite music so that you will have all those great tunes when you are partying it up in Sydney. Over the course of two weeks there are going to be dozens of events and parties to get ready for, so make sure you have whatever music you need to be ready to party night after night.
Get your tickets
There are often ticketed events and parties that take place throughout the two weeks of Mardi Gras, so get your tickets early to avoid being disappointed if it sells out.
Getting around in Sydney
Staying downtown will pretty much eliminate any need for you to have your own wheels when you are here for the Mardi Gras, as all the parties and events are within walking distance of Sydney’s CBD. If you want to have the freedom and mobility of having your own ride, book your rental car now!