Progressing the World Expo '88 Vision
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Entertainment - Parades
'Hermaphro - Queen of the Night' - the QANTAS Light Fantastic Night Parade
Designed to rival the famous Disneyland Parades, World Expo '88 featured two daily parades - the 'Food!'-themed Expo Day Parade - and the 'Hermaphro - Queen of the Night'-themed QANTAS Light Fantastic Night Parade.
Each parade featured over 15 floats - all totally computer controlled - larger-than-life moving diorama presentations - reflecting on the inane, mysterious, whimsy of our day-to-day life, surrounded by swirling clowns, musicians, performers, on uni-cycles, roller-skates, and user-made mobiles, in the guise of each of the Expo's theme weeks - and led by the 66-strong Expo City Marching Band, closely behind a clown on stilts carrying a banner of the name of the Expo's changing weekly theme.
Each parade weaving it's way from the northern part of the Expo to the south, on-lookers and well-wishers would gather on each side of the Expo's major thoroughfares, to watch this half-hour long spectacle - which never seemed to bore or cease entertaining upon every day (and night's) presentation.
The QANTAS Light Fantastic Night Parade had it's own extra charm - where it's magical illuminations and hi-tech beat soundtrack would envelope the Expo site every Expo evening from 6.30 p.m.
Here are some images of the 'Hermaphro - Queen of the Night' QANTAS Light Fantastic Night Parade -
Photo of Frillie-necked Lizard Courtesy and Copyright ACP Publishing and Russell Stokes
Rest of images are Courtesy and Copyright of the Gabriel Collection and McGreevy Collection of Foundation Expo '88