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Mavis Staples. Photo Tree Faerie.

As you approached the front gates of Bluesfest there were adorable puppies attached to policemen in blue. Its unclear what crime had occurred but it could have been a pre-emptive strike against people wanting to enjoy themselves. ‘You can look but not touch.’ said on you constable. ‘They like it too much.’ Yes fun police…

None-the-less the festival has got off to an exciting start with Arlo Guthrie and Mavis Staples described as ‘awesome’ while Baker Boy was ‘fantastic’ according to The Echo‘s Bluesfest reporter.

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  1. The rainclouds were around but it was not a dog of a day as we approached the open gates of Bluesfest, but what came into view were two policemen, in blue, all dressed in their best uniform with two dogs. Someone growled that they were only puppies. Was there a crime committed we don’t know but the dogs were there standing with their attention on the crowd. Dogs, you could see that dogs like Bluesfest too and here I was with my tongue hanging out.
    We stopped by one puppy. One constable looked at us with his head cocked and said “‘You can look but do not touch, they like it too much.’ Mnnn a bit touchy. Must be the weather. We continued on to where the music was.

  2. premier of nsw showing to all how she protects the public from drug ridden music lovers basically coppers are there for a bout of free grog and partying all of the pretence of catching cocaine drug lords premier is a typical torie out to upset decent people so be it


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