Mo Swagger playing at the Gladstone Seafood Festival.
Mo Swagger playing at the Gladstone Seafood Festival. Mike Richards GLA231114OUTA

Get away from computer and enjoy local events

WELL that's it. The 2014 Gladstone Seafood Festival is now a distant memory.

One full day of fun in the sun, food, music and more has now disappeared into the setting sun over Auckland Creek until we meet again next year.

I know this weekly column is called Just Kidding but I'd like to make a couple of points if I may.

Number 1. I was robbed in the One Arm Prawn Peeling Competition. I didn't know your mouth and teeth was part of your arm.

Number 2. How does anyone have the right to abuse someone else over a free festival for the public of Gladstone and central Queensland?

Pretty sure the answer is no one does.

Number 3. It was a terrific day at the marina, so thanks to the GPC for allowing us to hold it there.

And to all the volunteers and workers who put it on, a very big thank you from all of us here at 4CC. You really made it a great day.

Number 4. Was there enough seafood on the day? Were there enough stallholders for the amount of people who came along?

Was it the wrong time of the year to hold it? Was there enough shade?

I don't have the answers to any of those questions, but I do know the powers that be would have taken it all in and will be using the feedback for next year's event.

All in all, the day was great. I had fun and so did so many other people.

To the naysayers who hid behind their keyboards and belted the event with a soggy toilet roll, you should be embarrassed.

Get away from your computer screen, enjoy the events that are put on here in this beautiful part of the world and enjoy what is delivered.

There are plenty of places around Australia that would kill to have what we enjoy every day here in town.

We have a gorgeous harbour, great sea life, rainforests, nightlife, shows, festivals, the list goes on and yet it's still not enough? Surely they are kidding.

How about we all get off the lounge and put our hands up and put ourselves into the community instead of taking from it?

I'm as passionate as the next bloke and it destroys me when people just can this place.

Love it, enjoy it, make it better and most importantly tell everyone about it so that they can come here and experience it for themselves.

Better still, get your relatives to come here for Christmas and New Year this time around. They'll thank you, and so will I.



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