This is the Priscilla story

NEW VIDEO see END OF POST       Behind the scenes of the creation of Priscilla Queen of the Desert aka Queen of the high sea for the Lake Worth 2012 raft race.  It started at Mango Grove Neighborhood board mtg. with a screening of the film Priscilla Queen of the Desert.  The choice thereafter, a heads up unanimous.  A quick sketch.  Then assembling of materials, found and donated.

Construction Behind the scenes oversight without this man, we could not have come this far.  Then on shore we had Captain Tammy,  on board Captain Mark.  Artistic director moi.  Costuming was next.  Lots raiding of closets, trips to World Thrift, and thanks to all the dollar stores for giving us the flowers.  There was abundance and so re-gifting was de rigeure i.e. Tropical Ridge NA

Mango Groves took this fun project to the max, if it’s worth doing, do it well. (Who said we need a Bus too?)  Mango Groves did indeed have a win.  Best costume!   Just like the film on a budget, and like the film they lasted just as long. From this

To this All the costumes were custom fitted.   There were some some melt downs, in this case a double entendre.  Sunday before the race the Captain Meeting for guide lines and rules.  Just has to be a Broadway Musical.  (Anyone see a problem?)  A parade was added this year!  Sea Trial  – fix those 4 holes on each side and she floats.   The Cast of CharacterThe cast in no particular order.   
President of Mango Groves NA with Mark Easton,  to view all photos with minute detail click on the image.  This one you want to see big.  This blogger took none of the photos.  If you want to share I will add them in as they come in.  To see the performance of a life time hang in on the video “I will survive” is at the very end.  Song and dance by the crew and cast of thousands.

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Till we meet again next year same time, same place.  Long live the Grunge Cup.

Thank you to the originator of the Grunge Cup  

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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