Lifesavers get 'digitally interactive' for Parade
SYDNEY: With their tight speedos, glistening skin and choreographed moves, they are rightly regarded by many as the group that really turn up the heat during the Sydney Mardi Gras parade and the Lifesavers with Pride (LWP) will be back again with an all new “digitally interactive” float next month sure to surprise and excite the eager crowds.
Having marched in six previous Mardi Gras’, the group is now calling for more lifesavers, whether gay, straight or bisexual to join them when they take to the Oxford Street parade route on March 2.
“We want your summer bodies in our parade,” LWP chair Nick Ferguson says.
“Thanks to the incredible support of our sponsors, we’ll be boasting one of the most digitally interactive floats Mardi Gras has ever seen.”
The float will allow members of the public to send text messages to the lifesavers, with LWP hopeful of adding more to their collection of Mardi Gras awards having been judged as the best ‘Show Stopping Entry’ last year as well as Best Choreography in 2011 and 2009.
Ferguson, who is also a part of North Bondi Surf Club, said surf lifesaving was a great way to give back to the community and form lasting friendships.
“I urge every gay and lesbian who loves the beach to find out how they can become a lifesaver at their local surf club,” he said.