August 25th 2006 .... YEEHAAA!!!! - THE GYMPIE MUSTER
Jimmy’s back after touring Europe last month, cramming in a heap of gigs. After a
couple of days rest, the Gympie Muster was next up. We’d been to The Muster a
couple of years ago, when Jimmy played there last and we’d loved it. - So we headed
north again - yeehaaaa!
When we arrived it didn’t seem to be quite as busy as the last time, maybe because it
was a Friday and while there was stuff going on all around the place, the acts on main
stage didn’t start until 5pm. By the time Jimmy came on though, the place was
packed. The main stage is two huge stages - so once we had worked out which stage
Jimmy was on, we got our spots and sat down to observe the goings on - quite
Wasn’t long before things started with a tribute to 25 years of the Muster. Then Troy
Cassar-Daly was on. Unfortunately from where we were it was very hard to see him.
But we did hear him tell Jimmy to clap along to a song. Straining our eyes we spotted
Jimmy and Mahalia on the side of the stage. Troy called Jimmy to join him on stage
and they sang Bird On A Wire. Luckily for us they came out onto the edge of the cat
walk so we could see - just! It was the first time I had seen them perform it together
live. It was great and everyone loved it. Troy as followed by Catherine Britt on the
stage in front of us. She finished and it was back over to the other stage for Steve
Forde and The Flange. The only comment I’ll make on those two acts - not my cup of
tea! Ok, enough give me some rock, some Jimmy!!!
Now this is what we had travelled all that way to see - Jimmy came onto stage with
his band and started us off with some Love and Hate. It was so hard to see. The stage
was so high and we had to go right to the side to see, in front you would have only
seen Jimmy when he was on the edge of the cat walk. We also had to dodge security
guards and camera/video men - very frustrating!
We had all the usual band on this trip - Dario, Davey, Danny, Clayton. Jackie and
Mahalia, who had returned on backing vocals. It was a great set list which had Sweet
Little Rock n Roller in there. This cover song was introduced into the show over in
Europe, not a bad addition! Loved to see the return of Merry Go Round after so long,
although it did take a minute or tow to recognise it, intro was a little different. As per
usual at these types of gigs, the crowd loved the Chisel songs included. It was
definitely a hits crowd here.
It wasn’t the best gig I’ve seen, Jimmy maybe was a little tired, understandably so and
the band hadn’t played together for awhile. But they still rocked the country crowd,
who definitely have embraced Jimmy. They loved him. We had had a fun night and
enjoyed ourselves - but now we had the 3 hour drive back to Coolangatta!!!!

Love and Hate
Time Will Tell
Resurrection Shuffle
Love is Enough
Rising Sun
I'm Still On Your Side
I'd Rather Be Blind
Sweet Little Rock n Roller
Ride The Night Away
Sit On My Knee
Gonna Take Some Time
Lay Down Your Guns
You Got Nothing I Want
Merry Go Round
Flame Trees
No Second Prize
Khe Sanh
Good Times
Working Class Man