The rain stopped and the sun was out for this years Moomba parade. After the ferocious weather Melbourne has been experiencing, a sunny day for even only an hour was a treat for all. Crowds were consistent to previous years, perhaps a little less with the unpredictable weather. I always tell myself to view the festival from the west side of Swanston street and always forget. If you are viewing the festival, Collins and Swanston St, on the western side seems to be the prime position.
This year, they simplified the line up, with an emphasis on themes: arts, sports, food. Celebrities were abound with celebrity chefs Guy Grossi and Shane Delia. Hosting duties were up to Coxy, Rebecca Madden & Matthew Richardson. At one point, they left the microphone near Richo on and you could hear the experienced presenters giving Richo a few pointers. Another pleasant surprise was seeing Lou Richards. Not a bad parade and the weather held out until about 20 minutes after the parade finished.
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