His mission:

To install Antennas atop the mighty ToyotaZord
as it trundles past the punters at the Blacktown City Festival on June 3rd, 2000.

The theme for the event was "Heroes" and as such I thought it might be a prudent time to introduce the world to Metalder courtesy of my local community radio station - SWRFM.

I had never done anything like this before, it being effectively my first ever "public performance".
So this is what it's like! Oh Danny.. David.. how ever did you do it? I had worked up quite a sweat by the end (it was a cool winters' day - goodness knows what it would be like in Summer..) The sound of my own heavy breathing inside that helmet I guess is something any Ranger Actor has to get very used to.

After Metalder's "introduction" on the float parade, I decided to remain "Morphed" for the remainder of the event and spent time wandering up and down the main street handing out programme guides for the radio station. Most of the large crowd were very unsure of what to think, and I was mobbed by kids at least twice, aswell as given rather special service by a shop steward when I needed "Lunch". The things people will say to a Power Ranger - when they can't see your eyes! I'm sure some of the Adults who began conversations really believed I was some sort of hero that could cure all their ills...

The most exhausting part of the "longest Morph in my life so far" was the endless effort to keep holding my (somewhat typically larger than desired) stomach in..
Oh and before you ask.. that's my dear old Nan, and beside her, my Dad.. and the Metalder all ready to walk the shopping district of Blacktown
Metalder tromps the streets of Blacktown handing out SWRFM Programs...
One confused Aussie Power Ranger....
..... Can I do this?.....
Interview of the SuperHero...
Helmet off.. In Public!!!
But hey, Ive got to eat!!