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Sending Paul off with a Blisstas bang

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Where he once stood – Paul’s hat and drum took their place at the head of the Samba Blisstas drum line at Cabarita Beach on Saturday. Photo Eve Jeffery.

His life truly was celebrated as much loved local Paul Barrett was sent off with a bang on Saturday – a sea of red washed the foreshore at Cabarita Beach with most dressed-up for the occasion.

Family, friends and Samba Blisstas band mates gathered to pay tribute to the man so many looked up to as the founder of one of the Far North Coast’s most iconic music making ensembles.

Both Paul’s father and mother spoke in glowing terms of a very loved and sadly missed son and others remembered Paul with words, photos and songs before the Blisstas made some soul raising noise, a last farewell to their friend and leader.

Photos Eve Jeffery


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