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harryyorkie660001
Posted: Friday, March 27, 2015 6:53:45 PM
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First ever Bluesfest and coming in from Western Australia - are the days there likely to be warm and the nights cooler? Reading mixed info about the chance of rain - some say light showers, others heavier rain. Do u guys pack long gumboots or are ankle ones ok? Do I even need gumboots? Are my old Doc Martins enough if the ground is sloshy? Any info greatly appreciated. Thanx
bambambam
Posted: Friday, March 27, 2015 7:10:08 PM
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Gumboots are handy if you get some big rains,
Haven't had to use gumboots for the last 4 years.
I wouldn't bring any and buy them here in Byron if you need them.
I think they even sell them at the festival.

As for Doc's, I have had my boots sucked right off my feet.
60,000 plus people walking over the same area can make a substantial bog.
Most boggy areas occur at the front edges of the major tents where the water spills over.
And the staff at the festival keep on top of them with sawdust and woodchips.

Its then that Gumboots rock, you can waltz right through no problems.



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zyfert
Posted: Friday, March 27, 2015 11:07:13 PM
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harryyorkie660001 wrote:
First ever Bluesfest and coming in from Western Australia - are the days there likely to be warm and the nights cooler? Reading mixed info about the chance of rain - some say light showers, others heavier rain.


As a local resident I can tell you this about the weather.
It is quite mild and warm with daytime temps in the high 20's and nights in the high teens.
It's shorts and t-shirt attire. It is starting to cool off a little late at night but it's not cold yet.
We have basically had the exact same weather forecast for months.
We get an occasional shower off the ocean and the odd storm from the west.
There is nothing that I can see that will be any different for the festival period.
I would not expect any significant rain, just the odd shower if anything at all.
I wear runners and my festival partner wears thongs.
If it is really wet, I wear a pair of elastic sided boots.
Your doc martins will be more than OK, just wear something comfortable, your'e going to be on your feet all day.
I have never worn gumboots even in the really wet years.
Just google byron bay weather for more up to date information.
Best,
eileenk9
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 9:14:06 AM

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zyfert wrote:
harryyorkie660001 wrote:
First ever Bluesfest and coming in from Western Australia - are the days there likely to be warm and the nights cooler? Reading mixed info about the chance of rain - some say light showers, others heavier rain.


As a local resident I can tell you this about the weather.
It is quite mild and warm with daytime temps in the high 20's and nights in the high teens.
It's shorts and t-shirt attire. It is starting to cool off a little late at night but it's not cold yet.
We have basically had the exact same weather forecast for months.
We get an occasional shower off the ocean and the odd storm from the west.
There is nothing that I can see that will be any different for the festival period.
I would not expect any significant rain, just the odd shower if anything at all.
I wear runners and my festival partner wears thongs.
If it is really wet, I wear a pair of elastic sided boots.
Your doc martins will be more than OK, just wear something comfortable, your'e going to be on your feet all day.
I have never worn gumboots even in the really wet years.
Just google byron bay weather for more up to date information.
Best,


I wore thongs one year when it was wet and muddy and boy was that a mistake .. one of my thongs got stuck in the mud as I was walking and I nearly went head first into the mud d'oh!

Good to hear Zyfert. I'm from Yamba area and it's basically the same down here. Angel

Flegal08
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 10:24:27 AM

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Ah Yamba, now there is lovely part of the world, I wear thongs, crocs or trainers, although being on your
feet all day does tend to cause a bit of grief on day 5.
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 10:48:41 AM
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Who would want to trudge around wearing gumboots for a music festival which runs for 56 hours ?
Gumboots,being heavier, are also going to make more of a mess of the ground that lighter footwear does.
If it is extremely wet,you are wasting your time wearing socks and shoes.
Sandals with no socks are the answer because you can wash them easily.
The Brazilian guy from Darwin who has the recycled truck canvas stall.has sandals for sale.
If my wife came,she said she would wear crocs,which she states are one of the most comfortable things on the planet.
I would not wear jandals/thongs because they have nothing at the back so will slip off in heavy ground.

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zyfert
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 12:09:06 PM
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TheLoneRanger wrote:
Who would want to trudge around wearing gumboots for a music festival which runs for 56 hours ?


Beats me. Got to be the most uncomfortable things ever invented.
I remember one wet year at Belongil my thong wearing festival partner lost one of his thongs.
He bought a pair of gumboots only to throw them away after a few hours and went barefoot after that.
I think he still bears the scars (from the gumboots).
Dry: sandals, thongs, runners/trainers whatever you call them.
Wet: sandals, waterproof comfortable boots. I wore my redbacks (elastic sided riding type work boot) to that wet year at Belongil.
Never had a problem.
harryyorkie660001
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 1:17:52 PM
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Thank you for all the advice everybody - I don't own a pair of gumboots and didn't really want to get some if not needed. Sandals and Docs it is. Roll on Bluesfest!
distinctlyme
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 1:18:03 PM
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I've brought gumboots with me most times and worn them when needed, which has maybe been once since the change of venue. The Bluesfest peeps are pretty quick to put bark etc. down in muddy areas or there's usually ways around them!

Most of the time some comfortable closed in shoes that you don't mind getting dirty and wont fall off your feet if it does get a bit muddy will suffice.

Also agree shorts and t-shirt weather, there's plenty of people around to keep you warm at night when it cools off a bit!
harryyorkie660001
Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2015 1:33:31 PM
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Shorts and t-shirts by day and people by night. Gotta be happy with that 😉
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