Moomba mad­ness is fly­ing high again

Townsville Bulletin - - National Snapshot - Photo: CRAIG BUR­ROW

PARTY PEO­PLE: The weather smiled and 70,000 Mel­bur­ni­ans lin­ing Swanston St beamed. Af­ter lack­lus­tre years and ill-fated re­vamps, the Moomba pa­rade was very much back in town yes­ter­day af­ter­noon. Chil­dren crowded to see 1500 per­form­ers set the city buzzing with ev­ery­thing from chicken-headed dancers to Christ­mas elves. Molly Mel­drum donned tights, a skirt and make up to come as Egypt’s golden boy, Tu­tankhamun. But the Moomba roy­als, Colling­wood coach Mick Malt­house and TV it-girl Ruby Rose, drew the big­gest cheers.

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