Garry Yowie delivers a set to a large early crowd at the Clarence Valley Country Muster. PHOTO: ADAM HOURIGAN
Garry Yowie delivers a set to a large early crowd at the Clarence Valley Country Muster. PHOTO: ADAM HOURIGAN

Muster’s drugs beat Bluesfest, says MP

THOSE glassy-eyed hordes at Byron Bay Bluesfest are apparently taking the wrong pills.

Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis told NSW Parliament last month's Clarence Valley Country Muster was much more his boot-scootin' style.

"It was like a seniors Byron Bay Bluesfest but there was no need for security or sniffer dogs," he said.

"Unless they were after heart pills, blood pressure pills or pills to make you go or not go to the toilet."

Mr Gulaptis made the comments while congratulating Calliope's Wendy Gordon for hosting the five-day country music spectacular.

"It was a fantastic week and congratulations go to Wendy and the organisers on hosting such a spectacular event and making it a fun country experience," he said.

There were 151 drug detections at this year's Bluesfest - a slight dip on previous years.

Still no word on how many honky-tonkers were busted at the muster.

-APN NEWSDESK


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