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Mardi Gras 2020: Sam Smith Rocks After Party In Giant ‘Equality’ Dress And Twitter Can’t Deal

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<div data-aria-label="Video" data-provider="vidible" data-published="2020-03-01T00:14:56+00:00" data-videovertical="" data-placeholder="//img.vidible.tv/prod/2020-02/18/5e4672167a51ca46817473c8/5e4bab0db439bf515cdf20d5_o_U_v1.png?w=1600&h=900&q=60"></div><div><p>After surprising fans with a special float appearance at the <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/mardi-gras-2020-parade-sydney_au_5e5a30f0c5b6450a30beed2f">Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade </a>on Saturday night,<a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/mardi-gras-2020-parade-sam-smith_au_5e5a46bec5b6beedb4eba7b8?utm_hp_ref=au-homepage"> Sam Smith </a>continued to enjoy the celebrations at the festival’s official after party.</p><p>Fans had been expecting a mind-blowing performance, and the 27-year-old musician certainly delivered on that promise, appearing on stage at Hordern Pavilion in a giant red dress.</p></div><!-- start relEntries --><div><h3>Related...</h3><ul><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/mardi-gras-2020-parade-sam-smith_au_5e5a46bec5b6beedb4eba7b8?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Mardi Gras 2020: Sam Smith Surprises Fans With Kind Gesture"> Mardi Gras 2020: Sam Smith Surprises Fans With Kind Gesture </a></li><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/mardi-gras-2020-parade-sydney_au_5e5a30f0c5b6450a30beed2f?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Mardi Gras 2020: Thousands Turn Out For Sydney Parade"> Mardi Gras 2020: Thousands Turn Out For Sydney Parade </a></li><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/mardi-gras-2020-parade-brooke-blurton_au_5e5a1449c5b6450a30bed4bb?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Mardi Gras 2020: Indigenous TV Star Brooke Blurton Walks In Parade"> Mardi Gras 2020: Indigenous TV Star Brooke Blurton Walks In Parade </a></li><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/narelda-jacobs-coming-out-mardi-gras_au_5e58af03c5b6beedb4e92853?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="How Indigenous TV Host Narelda Jacobs 'Lived In Fear' Before Coming Out"> How Indigenous TV Host Narelda Jacobs 'Lived In Fear' Before Coming Out </a></li><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/lgbtq-people-feel-worse-now-than-during-the-yes-vote_au_5e4b7e67c5b6eb8e95b1bfaf?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="LGBTQ People Feel Worse Now Than During The Yes Vote. 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I’ve been shitting myself all day. I love you Sydney and I love being queer x,” the singer wrote on Instagram and Twitter next to a photo of their bold outfit after the even. </p><p>In another post they wrote, “No longer a Mardi Gras virgin. That was the best sex I ever had”. </p><p>Many fans were blown away and shared the love on social media. </p></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">WE LOVE YOU QUEEENNN!!!!! 😩❤️❤️❤️😭❤️❤️</p>— Lewis (@lewniverse) <a href="https://twitter.com/lewniverse/status/1233790128126091266?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 29, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="und" dir="ltr">❤❤❤ <a href="https://t.co/43MSXuV7qc" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/43MSXuV7qc</a></p>— Carmel 🌬🌹🌸🌾🛤 (@CarmelB99) <a href="https://twitter.com/CarmelB99/status/1233791358499991553?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 29, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">oh damn, darling, that's friggin fabulous!!!!!</p>— Kespe is made of Starstuff 🌌❄🌟 (@KesRunsSlow) <a href="https://twitter.com/KesRunsSlow/status/1233789527686361089?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 29, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️❤️ <a href="https://t.co/WS8oHLhuYF" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/WS8oHLhuYF</a></p>— mss.Catt (@mss_catt) <a href="https://twitter.com/mss_catt/status/1233803539257810947?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 29, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">OMG that looks amazing !!!!! I am so proud of you Sam 😍⚓️</p>— Sophie ⚓️🎧🎤🎶 (@sophiehmusic95) <a href="https://twitter.com/sophiehmusic95/status/1233789837049769984?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 29, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Beautiful. Absolutely wonderful to see you happy in yourself.</p>— Zedrobber (@zedrobber) <a href="https://twitter.com/zedrobber/status/1233794028522569728?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 29, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Love you❤️shine bright like the diamond you are💍</p>— Josh is proud of Jess💙 (@JoshMurph17) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoshMurph17/status/1233789733974806532?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 29, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">After the Parade, now it’s time to PARTY! Happy Mardi Gras. Now we’ll dance until dawn 🌈 <a href="https://t.co/VLqfhny5Mi" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/VLqfhny5Mi</a></p>— Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras (@sydneymardigras) <a href="https://twitter.com/sydneymardigras/status/1233736745373454336?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 29, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><p><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/dua-lipa-headline-sydney-mardi-gras-party-2020_au_5dc4f7b0e4b00927b2309674">Dua Lipa and Kesha </a>also performed at the after party, with Dua even sharing some fun snaps of her and Sam dancing away in the early hours of Sunday morning. </p><p>The 24-year-old pulled all the stops with her outfit, wearing a rainbow crop and matching skirt, teamed with bright roller skates to take her performance to the next level.</p><p>″🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈JUST 4 U SYDNEY🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈,” she wrote on Instagram. </p></div><div><blockquote data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B9J-FUwB-W9/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-version="12"><div><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B9J-FUwB-W9/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><div><div></div><div><div></div><div></div></div></div><div></div><div></div><div><div> View this post on Instagram</div></div><div></div><div><div><div></div><div></div><div></div></div><div><div></div><div></div></div><div><div></div><div></div><div></div></div></div><div><div></div><div></div></div></a><p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B9J-FUwB-W9/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">A post shared by DUA LIPA (@dualipa)</a> on Feb 29, 2020 at 7:26am PST</p></div></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Kesha cantando "Raising Hell" en el festival Mardi Gras en Sydney. 🔥 <a href="https://t.co/3h8umOpOQX" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/3h8umOpOQX</a></p>— Kesha Spain (@KeshaRoseSP) <a href="https://twitter.com/KeshaRoseSP/status/1233792323739439105?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 29, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Kesha at Mardi Gras Festival in Sydney <a href="https://t.co/VGt0oDVxaS" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/VGt0oDVxaS</a></p>— The Kesha Discord Squad (@KeshaDiscord) <a href="https://twitter.com/KeshaDiscord/status/1233855830174425096?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">February 29, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><p>In 2020 the theme of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade was “What Matters”. This was the 42nd Mardi Gras parade since the protest march in 1978.</p><p>There were <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/best-floats-sydney-mardi-gras-2020_au_5e5483b5c5b66729cf60e8e6?utm_hp_ref=au-homepage" data-rapid-elm="context_link" data-rapid-sec='{"entry-text":"entry-text"}'>200 groups and floats </a>that made a splash in glitter and latex down Oxford Street, with over 12,000 participants taking part in the parade. Meanwhile there were around <a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-29/sydney-gay-and-lesbian-mardi-gras-thousands-party-at-parade/12012588" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-rapid-elm="context_link" data-rapid-sec='{"entry-text":"entry-text"}'>200,000 spectators</a> also present to join the celebrations and cheer on the procession. </p><p><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/mardi-gras-2020-parade-sam-smith_au_5e5a46bec5b6beedb4eba7b8?utm_hp_ref=au-homepage" data-rapid-elm="context_link" data-rapid-sec='{"entry-text":"entry-text"}'>Sam Smith surprised members </a>of LGBTQ organisation, <a href="https://twitter.com/Twenty10" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-rapid-elm="context_link" data-rapid-sec='{"entry-text":"entry-text"}'>Twenty10</a> when they joined their float that made its way down Oxford Street. </p><p>Wearing a bold green patterned jacket over a laced top, Sam danced along while waving to spectators and posing for photographs. </p></div><img src="https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5e5a4e1f260000e911b5ff85.jpeg?cache=cdnoDo9WwY&ops=scalefit_630_noupscale" alt="Sam Smith celebrates during the 2020 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on February 29, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. " data-caption="Sam Smith celebrates during the 2020 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on February 29, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. " data-credit="Brendon Thorne via Getty Images" data-credit-link-back=""><img src="https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5e5a4f68230000c00bdddc5c.jpeg?ops=scalefit_630_noupscale" alt="Dua Lipa poses for a photo during the 2020 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on February 29, 2020 in Sydney, Australia." data-caption="Dua Lipa poses for a photo during the 2020 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on February 29, 2020 in Sydney, Australia." data-credit="Brendon Thorne via Getty Images" data-credit-link-back=""><div><p>Other organisations that hosted floats on the night included RU OK? W Hotels, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, Bushfire Heroes, Regional Australia and more. </p><p>For the first time, SBS broadcast the parade live with presenters <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/narelda-jacobs-coming-out-mardi-gras_au_5e58af03c5b6beedb4e92853?utm_hp_ref=au-homepage" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-rapid-elm="context_link" data-rapid-sec='{"entry-text":"entry-text"}'>Narelda Jacobs</a>, Joel Creasey, Courtney Act and Zoë Coombs Marr.</p><p>Politicians Penny Wong, Anthony Albanese and Kristina Keneally also attended, as did trans activist Georgie Stone and Indigenous TV star <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/mardi-gras-2020-parade-brooke-blurton_au_5e5a1449c5b6450a30bed4bb?utm_hp_ref=au-homepage" data-rapid-elm="context_link" data-rapid-sec='{"entry-text":"entry-text"}'>Brooke Blurton. </a></p><p><em><strong>All of HuffPost Australia’s 2020 Mardi Gras coverage can be found <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/pride-2020-proud-out-loud-australi_au_5cf6f3dce4b01713bed37171" data-rapid-elm="context_link" data-rapid-sec='{"entry-text":"entry-text"}'>here</a>. </strong></em></p></div><section><h5></h5><div></div></section>

After surprising fans with a special float appearance at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade on Saturday night, Sam Smith continued to enjoy the celebrations at the festival’s official after party.

Fans had been expecting a mind-blowing performance, and the 27-year-old musician certainly delivered on that promise, appearing on stage at Hordern Pavilion in a giant red dress.

The show-stopping outfit featured the word ‘equality’ sprawled across it, while Sam belted out the high notes to popular hit, Promises. 

“I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time. I’ve been shitting myself all day. I love you Sydney and I love being queer x,” the singer wrote on Instagram and Twitter next to a photo of their bold outfit after the even. 

In another post they wrote, “No longer a Mardi Gras virgin. That was the best sex I ever had”. 

Many fans were blown away and shared the love on social media. 

Dua Lipa and Kesha also performed at the after party, with Dua even sharing some fun snaps of her and Sam dancing away in the early hours of Sunday morning. 

The 24-year-old pulled all the stops with her outfit, wearing a rainbow crop and matching skirt, teamed with bright roller skates to take her performance to the next level.

″🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈JUST 4 U SYDNEY🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈,” she wrote on Instagram. 

In 2020 the theme of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade was “What Matters”. This was the 42nd Mardi Gras parade since the protest march in 1978.

There were 200 groups and floats that made a splash in glitter and latex down Oxford Street, with over 12,000 participants taking part in the parade. Meanwhile there were around 200,000 spectators also present to join the celebrations and cheer on the procession. 

Sam Smith surprised members of LGBTQ organisation, Twenty10 when they joined their float that made its way down Oxford Street. 

Wearing a bold green patterned jacket over a laced top, Sam danced along while waving to spectators and posing for photographs. 

Sam Smith celebrates during the 2020 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on February 29, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Dua Lipa poses for a photo during the 2020 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade on February 29, 2020 in Sydney, Australia.

Other organisations that hosted floats on the night included RU OK? W Hotels, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, Bushfire Heroes, Regional Australia and more. 

For the first time, SBS broadcast the parade live with presenters Narelda Jacobs, Joel Creasey, Courtney Act and Zoë Coombs Marr.

Politicians Penny Wong, Anthony Albanese and Kristina Keneally also attended, as did trans activist Georgie Stone and Indigenous TV star Brooke Blurton. 

All of HuffPost Australia’s 2020 Mardi Gras coverage can be found here

Source: Huffington Post Australia Athena2 https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/mardi-gras-2020-after-party-sam-smith_au_5e5aed8dc5b6beedb4ec3e01

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