TAKE a bow people, your community spirit was never more evident than over the weekend.
The Gazette put a float into this year’s street parade for the first time any of us are aware of and we have had plenty of fun over the past few weeks working out what the bloody hell we were exactly going to do without looking completely embarassing.
It wasn’t until the truck was decorated on Friday and the dance moves decided, the songs chosen and the esky filled with energy drinks did I finally think we could breathe a sigh of relief.
And then the rain started, with a bit of lightning thrown in, and everything including us became absolutely saturated.
With about 45 minutes until the parade was meant to start, we were one of only a few floats in the marshalling area. Then all of a sudden, trucks and people started turning up from everywhere.
We threw together our float and the next thing we were marching down Macrossan St and while I’m sure there have been bigger crowds, the amount of people lining the streets considering the weather was phenomenal.
Again on Sunday it was amazing to see so many locals out cheering on those crazy people taking part in the Ironman. It just goes to show that those who look at the cup as half-full have the most fun.