Congratulations to the organisers and punters alike for braving the uncertain weather in Parramatta last Saturday for the first Sydney Festival Parra Opening Party.

There were two concurrent highlights to the event – As the World Tipped on its own stage in Church St and The Barefoot Divas on the main stage.

In between showers (sometimes heavy) I caught Afro Nomad – on stage and on the street. And Briefs – very clever and very funny – and struggling valiantly in the rain, as you can see from this photo gallery.