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OPINION: Muster a salute to its dedicated fans and team

Musician - George Sheppard.The Gympie Music Muster, Main stage, music band Sheppard. August 29, 2015.Photo Patrick Woods / Gympie Times
Musician - George Sheppard.The Gympie Music Muster, Main stage, music band Sheppard. August 29, 2015.Photo Patrick Woods / Gympie Times Patrick Woods

THE Gympie Music Muster has been through some tough times; some of them so tough the event was teetering on the edge of collapse.

This year, thankfully, the event has turned a corner. With the help of Gympie Regional Council and a host of old and new Muster faces, things are back on track.

The event was fine-tuned this year to save costs and boost the bottom line.

Luckily it was, because in my view the moved saved the Muster.

A massive storm early Saturday afternoon stymied what was supposed to be the biggest night of the event.

I was standing on the hill watching Sheppard in the pouring rain. Numbers were noticeably down and I was worried for the organisers and the future of the event.

Thankfully things are okay and the event can regroup for next year's massive Muster to help boost our region's economy and give us all something to be proud of.

Bring on Muster 2016.

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