Heaps Gay Street Party Returns to Queer Up Marrickville
I absolutely love event photography and shooting at festivals and the 2018 Heaps Gay Street Party held in Marrickville was high on my want-list since I heard about last year's awesome inaugural 'tinnies and tunes' event!
For me, it's an opportunity to capture queer-ass Sydney in full flight, in the light of day - gender bender hipsters rocking a frock or a one piece women's speedo and flower-power retro or 80's-flouro gals cheering on some seriously alternative performers.
With an eclectic music scene from a bygone era dropped into a modern queerAF musical mind-fuck and a bit of hip hop while you're at it, the campery of it all just worked! No Britney here - well ok, maybe there was one Britney song but it totally worked, up against a radio edit of Yothu Yindi's "Treaty".
With all the food stalls, I managed to stay the distance for almost the entire 8 hour set. And I certainly hope to be back again - because as you can see my high hopes were not left wanting and this is how I remember queer Sydney being, from back in the late 80's.