We were not going to go to the Muster this year but when Twin Towns was added decided if we were heading north for one gig we may as well get in two!!
We decided we were not going to go to the front, last time we were there we couldn’t see a thing - the stage is so high, then you have the cameramen to contend with.
So we relaxed a bit this year. Wandered around, checked it all out, had a drink, a meal and caught up with some friends. Clayton Doley was there playing with Harry Manx in the Blues Tent so got to watch a bit of that, which was good.
Jimmy did a signing at the merchandise tent, so we lined up to get our Rage and Ruin CD signed. Troy Cassar Daly was signing at the same time and being a country music festival, think there were a few more in his line! But Jimmy drew a good crowd.
We headed back to the main stage to find a spot where we could see. Ended up near the mixing desk and had a good view of the stage. People came from everywhere when Jimmy hit the stage and burst into his first song, God or Money. The first few songs were from the new album, Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead, Letter From A Dead Heart, then Stupid Heart. All of them went done well with the crowd, they are such awesome songs. It was then into some familiar ones plus a couple more new ones, Can’t Do It Again and Turn It Around., brilliant. The new songs fit in perfectly with the old. The band for this weekend was Danny, Dario, Lachy, Charlie, Jackie, Mahalia, Ben and Gary. Loving this band, they are so switched on and sounding great.
It was a different experience for us being up the back but I really enjoyed the change more than I thought I would. The sound was so good back there, Jimmy’ voice so clear, I could hear backing vocals, the bass so loud and strong, and the guitars loud but not over powering everything else. Having said that I will be back down the front tomorrow night. The sound and lighting were definitely better from afar but I missed the vibe, the atmosphere, the interaction, the expressions and the fun of being in the front row. But it was good for a change and the best place to watch the Muser from. I think this was my favourite Muster that I’ve been to. But as usual it went too quickly, Jimmy’s set flew by and all too soon Khe Sanh was ending the night. We then had the long trip back to Coolangatta, but we had our brilliant Rage and Ruin cd, which we played continuously all the way. Learnt a few words and had the drink swaying along to Largs Pier Hotel. What a great way t travel!!


God Or Money
Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
Stupid Heart
I'd Die To Be With You
Things I Love In You
Flame Trees
Driving Wheels
Can't Do It Again
Ride The Night Away
Resurrection Shuffle
Turn It Around
Merry Go Round
I'm Still On Your Side
Lay Down Your Guns
No Second Prize
Good Times
You Got Nothing I Want
Working Class Man
Khe Sanh