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  1. RLady--that might be the funniest sentence ever...

    RLady--that might be the funniest sentence ever uttered on this thread. And I like how you've OFTEN wondered about this.
  2. Q: How could Daniel Biechele be so confident...

    Q: How could Daniel Biechele be so confident that shooting off the four "sparklers" inside The Station wouldn't be a problem?

    A: Probably because he'd already set off the exact same pyro (15 x...
  3. Thanks Wine man - nice to see that you're still...

    Thanks Wine man - nice to see that you're still alive and kicking and investigating.


    Hey, ever wondered what Brian Butler was up to earlier that Thursday?

    On 2-20-2003, WPRI-TV videographer...
  4. DNE=Did Not Exit Still quiet here. Okay...

    DNE=Did Not Exit


    Still quiet here. Okay then:

    MEMORABLE QUOTES:

    1.) "It shouldn't have happened. The pyros did not have to be there. I'm glad it burned to the ground. I hope they put...
  5. Lyrica - Well where have you been for so long? ...

    Lyrica - Well where have you been for so long? Welcome back.

    I went to Youtube and found the pre-show to be the 17th clip offered. Of course, it may be one of those somewhat edited versions...
  6. Fixed recent post of mine about the cost of Great...

    Fixed recent post of mine about the cost of Great White's opening pyro salvo. There were 4 gerbs used; not three. It's plain to see on the video that 2 gerbs--not 1--were shot vertically. Makes...
  7. Kulz's brother didn't provide an exact time on...

    Kulz's brother didn't provide an exact time on the Butler footage, but if I recall correctly, LLC, eons ago, provided a screen shot, and I think he was the guy in the black stocking cap in the right...
  8. Quiet here. Good time for a list. --BY THE...

    Quiet here. Good time for a list.

    --BY THE NUMBERS--

    1.) The 15-second pyro burst that burned down The Station, killing 100 and severely injuring many more, cost about $56. ($12.80 per gerb...
  9. Hi all - As far as ID-ing people goes, I find...

    Hi all - As far as ID-ing people goes, I find that close reading of the witness statements really pays off. Not only do patrons detail where they were; some have even sketched out their escape...
  10. Where's Lt. Frank, the Dexter of photo I.D.ers? ...

    Where's Lt. Frank, the Dexter of photo I.D.ers?

    0:56 - we're seeing a line of people standing in the slightly elevated area to the left of the stage. Unknown guy>Richard DelSanto>Cathy...
  11. You guys are sending me back to the pre-show...

    You guys are sending me back to the pre-show pronto. But I have some unfinished Barylick biz first.


    Okay, there are three more things I want Barylick to consider if he ever updates "Killer...
  12. Hi all. I've become convinced--while trying to...

    Hi all.
    I've become convinced--while trying to keep an open mind--that it is Kathy Sullivan who runs down the wheelchair ramp all aflame. (She was part of the Feeney-Mitchell-Baker-Gruttadauria...
  13. Right on RL--those items definitely need more...

    Right on RL--those items definitely need more clarity in any imagined Barylick reprint.

    Pks--bet your re-read will surprise you with all the stuff you'd forgotten.

    And bustakita--here's a...
  14. I'm not alone in treasuring John Barylick's...

    I'm not alone in treasuring John Barylick's Killer Show--right? It's still the real primer on the fire. However ... I hope any reprint will do the following:

    1.) Clean up the DeMaio/Choquette...
  15. Howdy A-D. Yeah, hopefully the children of the...

    Howdy A-D.

    Yeah, hopefully the children of the deceased only search within the boundaries of what they think they can handle. Nice you've got empathy for them, though. The daughter of Scott and...
  16. You've done some nice parenting, IMHO, Bustakita....

    You've done some nice parenting, IMHO, Bustakita. You can still see live music; you just pay attention and do it right. That seems to be the message conveyed to your kids.

    On another topic: ...
  17. Hi everyone. Nice to be back after a FAD...

    Hi everyone. Nice to be back after a FAD misunderstanding that's had me banned since last August. Hope everyone's well. Dionyzus is my hero; he made it all happen.
    And with regular trips to Rhode...
  18. ---The Often Quirky Commentary of Survivor...

    ---The Often Quirky Commentary of Survivor Anthony Cugini---

    26 year-old Anthony Cugini of Randolph, Massachusetts, drove down to see Great White with his best friend, Howard Rubin. Neither had...
  19. You guys are too nice. Just got back from a...

    You guys are too nice.

    Just got back from a quickie to Rhode Island. Talked to a lot of folks who knew Jude Henault and Sam Miceli. Can't wait to regroup and carry some more torch.
  20. What I find most intriguing about the fire are...

    What I find most intriguing about the fire are the various psychological aspects. One being the way that some Station survivors have talked about being a changed person following the catastrophe.
    ...
  21. Welcome back, Veteran. I was just a lurker when...

    Welcome back, Veteran. I was just a lurker when you were in your prime.

    Remember when Dion created “Contents Not On The Original Hard Drive?” It should be in there in several versions. For...
  22. ---Steven Burgess---addendum (found some new...

    ---Steven Burgess---addendum

    (found some new information on Burgess--hope it's new to this thread, as well.)

    1.) You've gotta see this--I don't want to say too much: Google/YouTube: "Those...
  23. Will do, R Lady. You’re the best. Had a whole...

    Will do, R Lady. You’re the best. Had a whole dinner at the Cowesett Inn with Brandon Fravala and his girlfriend. I’m getting to that soon.
  24. Just back from a 2-week vacation in Rhode Island....

    Just back from a 2-week vacation in Rhode Island. I'm gonna be trouble, just don't make me do it all alone.
  25. Richard Bravoco had much in common with Steve...

    Richard Bravoco had much in common with Steve Burgess. He, too, was a musician who'd frequently played at The Station. And he was a firefighter, as well, but in Franklin, Massachusetts.

    Bravoco...
  26. -----The Steve Burgess Story----- Did Jennifer...

    -----The Steve Burgess Story-----

    Did Jennifer Stocks of Newport have the perfect date for The Station nightclub fire, or what?

    She went to see Great White with Steve Burgess of Cranston (it...
  27. CWC-any interviews with survivors in those...

    CWC-any interviews with survivors in those Phoenix's?


    People caught in the front door pile-up appear to have upped their chances of survival by doing one crucial thing: getting their shoes off....
  28. Nice CWC - I guess we now know that not everyone...

    Nice CWC - I guess we now know that not everyone went to the show because they liked Great White. Thomas "Tommy" Barnett used to call them "Not So Great White."

    "Fathead" was reportedly Andrea...
  29. Got it R. Lady! Thank you. --A Rob Feeney...

    Got it R. Lady! Thank you.


    --A Rob Feeney Miscellany--

    1.) The first time Rob Feeney ever talked to his future fiancee Donna Mitchell (D)--he'd already had his eye on her--was when they...
  30. Thanks R.Lady--all I see is Andon Joseph's...

    Thanks R.Lady--all I see is Andon Joseph's summons. Nothing else. ??


    Liz Arruda's police statements contain a running theme about her nakedness after finally getting pulled out of the pile by...
  31. Aren't we talking peace-sign girl, who's all...

    Aren't we talking peace-sign girl, who's all smiley & close with boyfriend Richard Delsanto, the tall, light-flannel shirt guy at 1:58? Catherine Louise Carignan and Delsanto, a self-employed shell...
  32. Thanks so much, R.Lady. I know I'm usually...

    Thanks so much, R.Lady. I know I'm usually recycling things that veterans like yourself have already touched on.......


    --The Tragic Story of "Survivor" Richard Rakoski--

    So . . . you're in...
  33. Come on Frank---hit us with another patron photo.

    Come on Frank---hit us with another patron photo.
  34. You know if you pour through enough survivor...

    You know if you pour through enough survivor statements how certain phenomena will come up again and again? One such repeated occurrence for me is the one about the bar-door-that-wouldn't-open.
    ...
  35. Frank, I see now that it's really "O'Melia" in...

    Frank, I see now that it's really "O'Melia" in reality.
  36. So......during an afternoon visit to Foxwoods in...

    So......during an afternoon visit to Foxwoods in early April, I came face-to-forehead with Station survivor Ken Mariorenzi. He's tall (6'-2"), and when he leans over a craps table to move chips,...
  37. Hi folks-- Hey, remember how in an early...

    Hi folks--

    Hey, remember how in an early scene Barylick has State Fire Marshall Irving J. Owens getting a call from his wife on his cell phone. He's in the middle of the chaos, and now...
  38. Welcome back Dion.

    Welcome back Dion.
  39. Tim Cormier left a comment on a youtube Station...

    Tim Cormier left a comment on a youtube Station video:

    "That's me tripping over the tour manager as he's trying to uncoil a fire hose. My dad is right behind me pointing his finger at me. ...
  40. Looks like you've spotted the...

    Looks like you've spotted the turn-around-and-squint-into-the-camera guy from the pre-show (1:53). Have always wondered who that was, so thanks Frank. Here's everything I could find out about Jose...
  41. Billoween, how do I get to Linda Ormerod's pics...

    Billoween, how do I get to Linda Ormerod's pics on Google Drive?

    Just did it 2 ways on my phone. Go to the drive menu. Just put "Linda Ormerod" in search space. Or go to the same menu and go...
  42. Captured Audio.... Ed Corbett (D) of West...

    Captured Audio....

    Ed Corbett (D) of West Warwick was at The Station that night with his girlfriend, Tawnya Kelly, and they were in a group that included Kelly's cousin, Susan Chamberlin, as...
  43. Well, speaking of Christopher Scott, perhaps he...

    Well, speaking of Christopher Scott, perhaps he pulled Kathleen Sullivan out of the pile as well. She doesn't have a memory of who freed her, but was told she'd been pulled out of the front door...
  44. Irony patrol: Jack Russell, on past...

    Irony patrol:
    Jack Russell, on past tours, used to keep a fire extinguisher ON STAGE, which he used to spray the audience with during one song (?) in particular. (anybody know which song?) ...
  45. Dion--Thanks. If Charlene P. could be loud, I'd...

    Dion--Thanks. If Charlene P. could be loud, I'd believe it. After all, she IS married to a drummer.

    RLady--nice finding of the NPR interview with Al Prudhomme. And a documentary in the fall!
    ...
  46. Frank--I use my phone too much and don't get the...

    Frank--I use my phone too much and don't get the avatars, so here I am on the mainframe and boy, am I humbled. Because, yeah that's definitely Bruce Cormier. Other little factors seem to add up,...
  47. I just don't see the Timmy-come-here guy as...

    I just don't see the Timmy-come-here guy as resembling the Bruce Cormier guy we see in the Davidson shot (where you see him on the extreme left, with Donna Cormier's pointing arm seeming to come from...
  48. Good sleuthing Frank...I think you put those two...

    Good sleuthing Frank...I think you put those two ID's in the "permanent" category. And you figured out the photo postings, which I never have. Anyway, now you're working above your pay scale.

    ...
  49. Hey, do pool tables lined-up lengthwise against...

    Hey, do pool tables lined-up lengthwise against atrium windows really count as “removed?” (As was required for any larger capacity crowds.). Seems like they’ve just been moved. And to a lousy,...
  50. Hi all-- Excuse me if this has...

    Hi all--

    Excuse me if this has already been mentioned, but I'm 90% sure that the woman leaving the club behind BB (the gal who takes a serious pit stop to the right) is Charlene...
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