The well-meaning but misguided Grandmother of Dan Evans (23), and Sarah Evans (25), Edith Evans, has today asked her grandchildren exactly why Sydney is looking just so ‘colourful, bold, and vivacious’ this weekend.
The Evans children, hailing from Brisbane’s northern suburbs, have been pressured by their parents recently to take their Grandmother on a holiday. This is because, as bluntly put by Roger Evans (58), ‘she’s got fuck-all time left.’
So Dan and Sarah settled on a weekend away in Sydney. Bondi, cafes, and a nightlife which is perfect for a 79-year-old grandmother were all major drawcards.
And yet another drawcard was Mardi Gras, the annual celebration of LGBT culture which brings an enormous amount of colour and excitement to Sydney each year, culminating in Sunday’s Mardi Gras parade.
But for Edith, whose cultural awareness extends about as far as the front door of her Nundah home, the rainbow flags and pounding tunes of Village People’s brilliant ‘Go West,’ are simply an indicator of Sydney ‘really turning it on this weekend.’
‘I had to ask my grandkids just why little old Sydney is really exploding this weekend! So much colour, so much life,’ Edith told The Obiter.
‘And so many nice young men in good, sold leather clothing as well. Lots of police officers, tradies, and Native Americans around too!’
Unfortunately, her grandkids don’t have the heart to explain to the error of her ways. So Edith will seemingly continue this weekend, in blissful ignorance.
‘I asked a nice young chap how to Go West, because I just wanted to head to Newtown, and he started singing and dancing straightaway - what a whimsical city this has become!’
‘Still need directions though.’
More to come, queen!