Johnathan Thurston enjoys an evening with Gympie.
Johnathan Thurston enjoys an evening with Gympie. Troy Jegers

What JT thought of Gympie, as he finishes off his tour

RUGBY LEAGUE: The region that campaigned to "Bring Johnathan Thurston to Gympie” turned out to greet the superstar of league on Monday night.

A lively audience at the Gympie Civic Centre enjoyed An Evening with JT, listening to how the future immortal became one of the best rugby league players of all time.

"It was good.

"It was a nice turnout at the theatre and it was a rowdy bunch,” Thurston said.

Johnathan Thurston.
Johnathan Thurston. Troy Jegers

"I think everyone enjoyed themselves and it was nice to get up here for it.”

The Gympie Times started the Bring JT to Gympie campaign on June 8, 2018, and Gympie hosted the first Monday night show and last show of the tour.

"It was funny when someone sent me the photos of the campaign in the paper,” Thurston said.

"We have not done a show on a Monday night and for a school night it was nice to see so many people.”

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With 17 shows in total around the country and New Zealand, the meet and greets were the stand-outs.

"It is a humbling experience for me,” Thurston said.

"Seeing so many people at the theatres and to actually mix with the locals.

"To get a quick photo and sign what they need, it is nice to give back and say thank you for their support over the years.”

"(The Gympie crowd was) a respectful bunch; there were no butt grabs like I have experienced at other shows,” Thurston said.

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