Over to you Gladdy Show, show us your stuff
FOLKS, last weekend the Bray family went on tour to the bustling metropolis of Mount Larcom to attend the annual Mount Larcom Show.
Now, as shows go, it’s pretty good, and it gives me another chance, outside the Harbour Festival and the HookUp, to eat foods usually found on my prohibited list.
I’m talking about hot dogs, German sausages, cake, chips, more hot dogs, and don’t forget some liquorice for the trip home.
Now, apart from the wonderful country atmosphere, camp cooking, chainsaw and ute displays, it’s also a chance to catch up with our friends, annoy some animals and watch the horsey people do their thing. What’s not to like? During one of our many food breaks, it occurred to me that organising an event like this must be something of a nightmare.
As I tipped my faded black cap to the wonderful folk toiling behind the scenes, I couldn’t help but think of the poor sods currently organising the Gladstone Show, which will be held on August 9.
It seemed everyone I bumped into at Mount Larcom said the same thing, “This is a proper show, not like the Gladstone Show.”
The funny thing is, like me, none of them have been to the Gladstone Show in, well, a very long time.
My last outing to the Gladstone Show was in 1985, and I’m sure that things have changed; hopefully, the hot dog deep fat fryer oil has been changed too.
Therefore, in the spirit of fairness, I will be attending this year’s Gladstone Show, in order to see if it is able to deliver the goods to get it placed back on the ‘Bray Family Outing Calendar’.
So, to all the members of Gladstone’s hard-working Show Society, now is your chance to shine and ‘show’ me what you’ve got!
❝ The funny thing is, like me, none of them have been to the Gladstone Show in, well, a very long time.