THE worst part about having a float in the Carnivale street parade is not being able to fully appreciate the efforts of the other businesses and organisations which take part.
But that is a small price to pay for the side-splitting enjoyment the Gazette crew had putting our float together and dancing crazily in front of thousands of people.
It is the second year we have taken part in the street parade and it has been not just great fun but a great exercise in teambuilding and community spirit.
We spent a grand total of about $200 to decorate the truck generously supplied to us for the day by local cane farmer Doug Rasmussen, who also donated his time to get us down Macrossan St safely.
Our chief choreographer Liza Dowling busted out some simple but classic ’70s disco dance moves and we were ready to rock.
The absence of a lot of the region’s larger businesses from the street parade was noted by many and hopefully next year will see the reverse of the trend of less floats involved.
The more businesses and organisations that help celebrate our Carnivale, the better show we can put on.