Crowded House – Paul Hester

Here’s the fabulous, much-missed Paul Hester, onstage with Nick — showing some food that either someone had thrown on stage or that came from the dressing room. (At the Berkeley show, he shared the backstage catering tray with the audience!)

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Doing some role-reversal stuff — away from the drums and on the guitar!
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And “dancing” with me in Berkeley:

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I have more and better photos of this great guy — I haven’t been able to find them yet. Will post them when I do!

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7 Responses

  1. These are such awesome photos! You are so lucky to have met them so many times…sometimes I wish I was 20 years older so I could’ve experienced it all first-hand (I was born the same year that the first CH album came out, 1986). Hessie is sorely missed.

  2. What a great pic; how lucky you are to have met such an amazing guy (and fabulous band). Sadly, the world lost Paul to a completely preventable thing; if only someone could have reached out to him, to convince him his own life was worth saving. When I learned of his suicide, it brought back awful memories of a suicide that occurred in my family…so sad. He is missed.

    That said, are you as excited as I am that Crowded House is back, and TOURING?! I have my tickets to their show in a city near me already. I saw them back when Woodface was their newest album and they were what I like to say FINN-tastic! :o) I can’t wait for their new album to come out in June!

  3. I was at the Berkley Square show, 1987. One of my friends (girl) was pulled on stage that night. We all got back stage after the show and had a drink with the band plus Colin Hay from Men At Work was back there as well. Great gig. Will always remember it.

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