Muster keeps on calling Paddy back
POULSEN Paddock regular Paddy Longton is back at the Muster for 2012 and says he is happy with the new guard running the event.
Paddy has spent the past week preparing his legendary Paddy's Bar and Grill campsite in readiness for what is expected to be the biggest Muster ever.
Paddy is even building a new wooden horse for his campsite after his other wooden horse, Trigger, was ridden away by revellers last year.
The Muster stalwart says he has loved his last 12 years at the country music festival but was left a little disappointed with some of the decisions made by organisers at the 2011 Muster.
Thankfully he said the people running the event this year seem to be listening to the campers.
"It's a marked difference this year," Paddy said.
"Everybody is being heard and that's really all you want.
"All the campers know their spot and everyone is happy."
Paddy said any problems he has had have been resolved by the Muster office.
"They have addressed them all for us," he said.
Paddy said he loved the atmosphere of the Muster and meeting up with all the friends he had made over the years.
The Optus Gympie Music Muster gets under way Thursday, August 23.
The highlight of the festival this year is a performance by country music legend Kenny Rogers on Sunday night.
For more information http://www.muster.com.au.