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Ute Muster 2017 Wrap

October 2 2017

The Ute Muster is done and dusted for the year and people seemed generally satisfied with what they experienced over the weekend.

No gumboots were needed this year as the rain that threatened to show up before the start of the event did not turn up which was good for Muster folk but bad for Farmers as September was a month with very little rain ensuring the area stayed well below average rainfall.

Over 15,000 people turned up for the event with 6,313 Utes counted and 1,941 people wore the blue singlet which was way down on the record of 3959.

Most reviews left on the Ute Muster Facebook page were five star ratings which is good for them, the page over the years have received a rating average of 4.6.

A great number of comments on the internet talked about the need for additional toilets with a focus on them being available further down the site and a tweaking of the wristband cash system.

Most people did not mind an hour or two wait to get into the site fully understanding that each vehicle had to be checked for prohibited items to ensure the safety of the people.

During the weekend, statuses were seen of people wishing they could go to the Muster, one writer even putting it on their bucket list.

Two officers were reported injured by shrapnel after a gas bottle was thrown into a fire and others were hit by eggs and other projectiles, drug detection was up from 8 to 38, two dozen people are off to court and the fire brigade were called out to extinguish fires.

Below is a rundown of the Police report, further details can be found here.

RBT’s went up from 326 to 2526
Time Outs went up from 105 to 128
Charges as mentioned earlier was two dozen up from 11
Ejections went down from 35 in 2016 to 12 this year.
63 person searches were conducted
39 vehicle searches were made
There were 14 Cannabis Cautions
800 random drug tests conducted on roads surrounding Deniliquin
Out of the 800 tests, 5 were positive
There were also four drink driving charges made.

In terms of big press, the Muster got it for sure with lots of reports on the Beer Bongs, Breasts requests, Some naked guy in a mud pit and more while some publications just dished out the stats and the stars and how pleased they were to perform at the event.

Among the news services reporting on the action (Good, bad and amusing reports) were news.com.au who posted their report in their WTF section of lifestyle, The Daily Telegraph, Huffington Post, Brisbane Times, Daily Mail and the Newcastle Herald.

themusic.com.au also reported on the Muster with the headline ‘Punters Attack Police At Deni Ute Muster’.

The Morning Show did a piece on the Ute Muster as well.

It will be interesting to see what will happen in the 2018 edition of the Muster, no doubt they’ll be wanting to avoid a repeat of drugs and injured officers and improve on the successes.

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Deni Speaks (27/6/17)

June 27 2017

For the last two weeks, we ran four polls on our website with questions on EB Games, Music, History and the Ute Muster.

Questions asked

What is your favourite decade of Music?
Have we lost too much of our local history?
Are you happy with the Ute Muster’s music bill?
Does Deniliquin need a EB Games like store?

Results

What is your favourite decade of Music?

1990’s – 43%
1980’s – 33%
All – 19%
1970’s – 5%

Have we lost too much of our local history?

Yes – 73%
No – 27%

Are you happy with the Ute Muster’s music bill?

Waiting on surprise additions – 52%
No – 43%
Yes – 5%

Does Deniliquin need a EB Games like store?

Yes – 36%
No – 45%
Local stores need to bulk up their games supply – 18%

Conclusion

The music from the 1990’s received the bulk of the votes when it comes readers and it was a great decade that popularity swung between genres from Grunge to Pop, almost one in five voters like a wide spread of music.

Almost three out of every four voters believe that we have lost too much of our local history, it is true that we have lost a lot but the town is getting some of its history back day by day thanks to tireless research and private purchases.

Just over half of our voters believe that they’ll wait for surprise announcements from the Ute Muster before deciding if they like or dislike the 2017 line-up, almost everyone else is not happy with the music line-up with just 5% liking it.

Almost half of voters don’t want an EB Games like store in Deniliquin whilst just over a third do want one and almost a fifth of voters want local stores to bulk up their game supplies, this spread of votes could be handy to a shrewd businessman or businesswoman.