Cassar-Daley takes time out for locals

THERE were lots of eager and excited people at Grafton Shoppingworld on Saturday, but no one was as enthusiastic as Ryley Rittler and Nicholas Delves who were one of the first two people to stake out a spot early in the morning for Troy Cassar-Daley's show.

Grinning from ear to ear, the two young men spoke to Troy about his music and had their guitars signed.

Troy was excited to get out there and chat to his fans about his new book, Things I Carry Around.

"It's really amazing to see how many people see a bit of themselves in this book," Tory said about how people were reacting to the book.

"There is a lot of mischief in it, but what people don't understand is that's what I lived like when I was younger.

"It's nice to be able to share that with everyone, because, I mean, mischief is fun."

On Friday night, Troy took to the stage at Coutts Crossing Coronation Hall.

"It only held 200 people, it was tiny, little old country show, so it was really unique," Troy said.

"It was something I hadn't done in a long time.

"It was the first time I've arrived at a gig and there was a banner for me saying 'Welcome back to Coutts Crossing Troy Cassar-Daley'.

"How many time will that happen in your career.

"Teddy Bowles out there was the first port of call, and she made everything happen, made everything happen and made it very exciting and got the vibe within the community together and that's why it sold out."

But Troy Cassar-Daley coming to town is not the only important things happening in the Clarence this weekend, tomorrow the South Grafton Rebels will take on the Grafton Ghosts in the first local derby since 1977.

Describing himself as a South Grafton boy, through and through, Troy is excited about the Rebels chances tomorrow.

"I wasn't even going to stay until Grafton and South got into the grand final together, and now I'm going to stay the extra day, and I'm so looking forward to it," he said.

"McKittrick Park is like the home of football for me as a kid, so I'm very excited.

"I'm a Southy, I grew up in Vincent Street, I've always love the Rebels and I'm looking forward to seeing how they go and I hope they have a great time."



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