Yep, you absolutely read that right. In an event that can only be described as literal icon-on-icon, Courtney Act has fabulously launched Sydney’s Mardi Gras celebrations, performing 134m above sea level…on top of the god damn Sydney Harbour Bridge. Big drag energy, at its absolute finest.
Award-winning drag queen, absolute skinny legend and now Sydney BridgeClimb’s first ever drag performer, donned an oh’ so fabulous version of the iconic BridgeClimb climb-suit, sashayed up 1,332 steps and performed to a 50 strong crowd of fans high above Sydney Harbour. We repeat, iconic.
“What a buzz to sing live on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Summit sundeck was definitely one of the most fabulous stages I’ve performed on and the crowd’s energy was phenomenal. Sydney is definitely ready to strut into Mardi Gras now,” said Courtney Act.
Courtney wasn’t the only one dropping jaws that night, as a same-sex proposal took place on the summit of the bridge, just moments before the performance began. In true Mardi Gras spirit, Courtney Act performed an array of pride anthems including Lizzo’s Juice, Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream and Kylie’s classic All The Lovers. What a mood.
BridgeClimb has been taking visitors from around the world to the Summit of the internationally-adored Sydney Harbour Bridge since 1998, and will be running climbs throughout the entirety of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras period.
So if you want to walk in the same footsteps as Courtney Act, Katy Perry, Gigi Hadid and most importantly, myself, book yourself a BridgeClimb. Be that fierce queen that climbed.