He’s a very cool guy and a ‘local identity’.
They asked him to lead the Parade.
The Winter solstace see the Belgrave Lantern Parade kick off in the dark, on the Saturday closest to the Solstace.
He lives a very humble life [the locals were trying to find him a fridge just recently] and he does ‘healings’ at the local health food store. People come from all over to speak with him.
I thought that it was very cool that they asked him to lead the Parade.
And yes, the guy in the background is wearing a Kookaburra hat, and it lights up!