Husband hijacks Muster trip
SIX Muster virgins from Calliope, near Gladstone, caused quite a scene when they arrived at the country music festival this week in a gold stretch limo Hummer.
The group will be experiencing their first Gympie Muster in style thanks to friend Katie Wilson, who won a major Muster prize in a competition run by Gladstone Centro shopping centre.
Mrs Wilson won six tickets for a week at the Muster, including accommodation and breakfast at Banjos Gold, as well as VIP passes, a ride to, and from, the festival in a stretch hummer, complete with a $1000 bottle of champagne.
The week was planned as a girls' holiday but when best mate Casey Black brought her husband Trevor along they found good use for him.
“He carries our bags,” Mrs Wilson laughed. And true to form, when The Gympie Times contacted her to see how the week was coming along, it was Mr Black who answered the phone.
He was left holding the bags while the girls were off having a good time.
The group have already had a chance to “schmooze” backstage with some of the up-and-coming country music stars. They've also had the pleasure of attending the Gala Ball – a traditional Muster event returning this year after an absence of about two decades.
Mrs Wilson and Mrs Black are also well on the way to their goal of covering their black gum boots with signatures of country music stars – the Bostocks the first notables to sign them.
“We are known as the boot girls because we keep going around trying to get stars to sign them,” Mrs Black said.
“It's been so much fun mixing with heaps of different people from all walks of life.
“We've tried a bit of boot scooting, thought we'd give it a crack. But maybe we shouldn't have been in that class.”
With hot and cold breakfasts served up every morning, the group have been lining their stomachs with bacon and eggs before hitting the festival.
“We are staying at Banjos Gold where the performers are, and had breakfast this morning with a couple of band members. We can't wait ‘til the weekend when the big names come, but it's good to hear the young ones before they make it big,” Mrs Black said.