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  1. Hi all -- It's hard to know where to start with...

    Hi all -- It's hard to know where to start with the 18th Anniversary. Think I'll give a broad overview of the experience and then gradually fill in some of the details soon. Yeah, COVID probably...
  2. https://i.postimg.cc/rmpSmY6j/bus.jpg...

    https://i.postimg.cc/rmpSmY6j/bus.jpg

    So...here's Dan Biechele driving the 45 foot-long tour bus out of the Station's lot. He's about to take a left and park it up the right side of Cowesett...
  3. Hi Gang— Just got back from another memorable...

    Hi Gang—
    Just got back from another memorable anniversary in West Warwick.
    Will go into more detail soon once I get my shit together here.
    Talked to 2 survivors I’d never met before: Theresa...
  4. Thanks Noelle—after the anniversary I’ll post...

    Thanks Noelle—after the anniversary I’ll post some more car stories.

    Dirt Gurl - I’ve also always wondered who that couple is. I bet we can ID them one of these days.

    Mr. Bruce - everyone was...
  5. https://i.postimg.cc/HrLXy3rs/thumbnail.png...

    https://i.postimg.cc/HrLXy3rs/thumbnail.png

    Here's David Brayman's '99 Mazda pickup with a snow-covered cargo area. Brayman's the carpenter from Connecticut who, after drinking at the main bar...
  6. https://i.postimg.cc/rwMg9q54/photo2.jpg...

    https://i.postimg.cc/rwMg9q54/photo2.jpg


    https://i.postimg.cc/t44WTJhB/photo6.jpg

    First, the rear of the Mancini's Jetta and the front of Kevin Beese's Bonneville.

    Second, the rear of Jen...
  7. https://i.postimg.cc/43PZy2wk/photo3.jpg...

    https://i.postimg.cc/43PZy2wk/photo3.jpg

    (cont.'d)

    ...It's difficult to make out the black Jetta, but I will provide a different angle in an upcoming photo. Reportedly the Jetta's sun roof had...
  8. https://i.postimg.cc/ZKbwgSxJ/photo3.jpg...

    https://i.postimg.cc/ZKbwgSxJ/photo3.jpg

    Highlighted: Jen Choquette’s soon-to-be junked blue 2000 Ford Focus was directly behind Tracy King’s Dodge Ram. Next to it was Steve and Andrea Mancini’s...
  9. Indeed, and I want to thank Amanda, Frank,...

    Indeed, and I want to thank Amanda, Frank, Pkstracy, and Dionyzus for technical and morale support. Ready for more?
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    https://i.postimg.cc/rsDz9t6Y/photo.jpg

    The front row of cars at The Station that night begins with Tammy Mattera-Housa's 1999 Hyundai Elantra. It's parked a little haphazardly, almost on the...
  11. Lt. Frank - well look who's back. And with...

    Lt. Frank - well look who's back. And with photos in hand. Thanks for the Andrea Stewart ID. Nice spotting. She had a rough time of it; you can see her old physical wounds on the close-up. Her...
  12. Jimmy “Cigar” D - I come up with two veterans...

    Jimmy “Cigar” D - I come up with two veterans amongst the deceased.

    -Tracy King, the bouncer/rescuer served for 4 years in the Army in the 80’s with the Military Police in Germany, Japan, and...
  13. Amanda-thanks for responding. Yeah, I’m curious...

    Amanda-thanks for responding. Yeah, I’m curious about what finally worked for you. Please PM with your trade secrets. :)
  14. Sorry, another failed photo attempt. I'm done.

    Sorry, another failed photo attempt. I'm done.
  15. OBIT Jason A. Lund, 44, died at Kent Hospital...

    OBIT

    Jason A. Lund, 44, died at Kent Hospital in Warwick last Wednesday the 13th. No cause was given in The Providence Journal.

    He was the lucky West Warwick guy who could have easily died at...
  16. Ignore my last ill-fated attempt to post a photo.

    Ignore my last ill-fated attempt to post a photo.
  17. Welcome DirtGurl. Amanda is, in MHO, correct...

    Welcome DirtGurl.
    Amanda is, in MHO, correct about that gal being Catherine Carignan of Coventry. Our own Lt. Frank Derbin, who’s been MIA lately, made some excellent IDs. Check out the picture...
  18. Hey Amanda - Funny you should mention Stacie...

    Hey Amanda - Funny you should mention Stacie Angers (D) and the--yeah--tragic suicide of her fiancee, Michael Wunschel. Because I recently gained some new information on the situation.

    Wunschel,...
  19. --YET EVEN MORE QUOTES 2-- 1.) "We did it. ...

    --YET EVEN MORE QUOTES 2--


    1.) "We did it. We lived the dream. When I was 17, Mark [Kendall] and I would practice giving interviews and there we were actually doing it. I'm just a lucky...
  20. CigarDad/Jimmy D: Sorry to say, Catherine...

    CigarDad/Jimmy D:
    Sorry to say, Catherine Sagesta might have survived the fire, but she didn’t escape the other big nightclub we’re all trapped in—life—and she died of cancer on 2-18-08. She had...
  21. Hi to all - JXG - Thanks for your great film...

    Hi to all -

    JXG - Thanks for your great film work. It's been very helpful, personally, see, because I've gone down a twisty rabbit hole for the last few weeks figuring out who exactly owned what...
  22. Well, Dion quite accurately covered the biggest...

    Well, Dion quite accurately covered the biggest problems with the Scott James book--at least for my money. So I'll avoid treading the same ground, especially with regards to his very rational...
  23. ‘Sup Pks? Wow JAX! Welcome mat is out. Don’t...

    ‘Sup Pks?

    Wow JAX! Welcome mat is out. Don’t be shy about linking us to what you worked on. (I saw one sequence and if I know the crowd here, it’ll be appreciated.)
  24. Yoyoyo - Here you go: —Eldridge, Stephen J....

    Yoyoyo - Here you go:

    —Eldridge, Stephen J.
    *WWPD interview on 2-21-03
    *RISP interview on 5-1-03
    *Barylick mention of interviews - page 95
  25. Rodentlady - That’s very interesting about the...

    Rodentlady - That’s very interesting about the Derderians and their love of nicknaming everyone.
    You must know way more about the fire than your sister, who, you’ve said, got out the front...
  26. Yoyoyo - that's an intriguing idea that...

    Yoyoyo - that's an intriguing idea that youyouyou--:)-- raise about the possibility of surviving the fire inside the walk-in cooler.

    We know the dart room had swinging double-doors in its...
  27. Hi all and welcome new folks. Bulletin: new...

    Hi all and welcome new folks.

    Bulletin: new documentary on the Colectiv Nightclub Fire (Romanian with subtitles) just out, and it got a stellar review in the New York Times. Running time: ...
  28. SURVIVOR PARADOXES 1.) If you couldn't break...

    SURVIVOR PARADOXES

    1.) If you couldn't break free from the pile-up at the front, you were almost better off being at the very bottom of the stack. That way, at least, you had the many bodies...
  29. Matt Dussault and Kristen McQuarrie (D): ...

    Matt Dussault and Kristen McQuarrie (D):

    Dussault said he was with his girlfriend, Kristen McQuarrie, and that she'd taken a series of pre-GW photos with her 35 mm Nikon One-Touch Zoom Camera. In...
  30. Additional picture of Linda and Ben Suffoletto: ...

    Additional picture of Linda and Ben Suffoletto: Google “starlike truckers, ltd suffoletto.”
    See, I feel like everyone wants to use only one photo to determine if this is Linda S. So here’s...
  31. I removed my 464; but I do like the 462 number. ...

    I removed my 464; but I do like the 462 number.

    So we all agree on the 458 in Dion’s wonderfully useful spreadsheet. Then we have to add Elizabeth O’Connor, right?, who was being unfaithful to...
  32. Rodentlady - When I was at the Memorial last...

    Rodentlady - When I was at the Memorial last Friday, I made a point of checking out the timeline display with you in mind. It now shows 462 for the number of people present when the fire started. ...
  33. Subarctican - I liked your Eric Powers excerpt. ...

    Subarctican - I liked your Eric Powers excerpt. (And this time I had no problem reading your entry.) :)


    Speaking of the band members awareness of the fire, here's a quote from GW's Mark...
  34. Sub - I was just referring to a post with your...

    Sub - I was just referring to a post with your heading that "came over the wire" at 9:12 PM last night. But the content area was blank, all white. No biggy, just thought maybe you'd butt-dialed us....
  35. Sub, whatever you sent must have been so good...

    Sub, whatever you sent must have been so good that it disappeared like a tape on Mission Impossible.
  36. Slouchergroucher - That’s Robert Cripe, who...

    Slouchergroucher - That’s Robert Cripe, who narrowly avoided getting caught in the pile-up himself. He’s the guy who used his jacket like a rope to save his girlfriend, Sharon Wilson.
    He saved...
  37. Yoyo - I'm clueless about the documentary's...

    Yoyo - I'm clueless about the documentary's release. Sorry. Netflix someday?


    airyaerie - Welcome. That's Angela Ochs who you've circled, and she was thoroughly ID-ed by Lt. Frank some 3-4...
  38. Irishman - a few more things we know about 42...

    Irishman - a few more things we know about 42 year-old survivor Nancy Noyes:


    --She used to date a member of the band Metallica.

    --She was pulled from the front door and was put into a 3-week...
  39. Okay, back in 1990, best friends Kris Somers,...

    Okay, back in 1990, best friends Kris Somers, Arthur "Jamie" Conway, and Shawn Sweet got an older friend with a beat-up Monte Carlo to drive them from their hometown of Pembroke, Massachusetts, to...
  40. Yeah, good point Sub; the holy grail, the Butler...

    Yeah, good point Sub; the holy grail, the Butler tape itself, very nearly wasn't.

    Butler didn't arrive at The Station until 10:40-ish. He'd been aiming to get there at 10:00, but the WPRI...
  41. Hi all--and howdy to all you lurkers, as well. ...

    Hi all--and howdy to all you lurkers, as well.



    As well documented as the Station Fire is, there was nearly way way more information. Here are three examples of what could be called...
  42. RodentLady - Thanks for the Derderian article;...

    RodentLady - Thanks for the Derderian article; talk about being let off the hook. Still, conscience-wise, I wouldn't want to live in their heads, even for a second.

    Lt. Frank - Any new ID's to...
  43. I’m in Rhode Island for the weekend and I’m...

    I’m in Rhode Island for the weekend and I’m sitting here at The Cowesett Inn. They still have a deep, loyal support from this community. Even during the pandemic. Plus they have excellent food.
  44. Thanks Bustakita and thank you Amanda. Good to...

    Thanks Bustakita and thank you Amanda. Good to see everyone keeping up on the thread. Much of the Stefani story came from one of his old best friends, who I was lucky enough to meet last February.
  45. --One thing about the fire that always gets me,...

    --One thing about the fire that always gets me, is when we can see--in hindsight--how even the smallest of actions by club-goers can suddenly take on real life-or-death consequences.


    Example: ...
  46. Hi all. Hey, the next anniversary (18th) is less...

    Hi all. Hey, the next anniversary (18th) is less than six months away.


    -BONUS QUOTES-


    --"...no one knows right now what I will do in July. Well, of course, I don't know if I'll be alive...
  47. Amanda - Yeah, I can see a bit of a Woodmansee...

    Amanda - Yeah, I can see a bit of a Woodmansee resemblance. My only issue is that his girlfriend Ashley Poland says she got out a window and implies it was with Woodmansee’s help. But here we have...
  48. Hi all— Amanda—going by witness reports, I...

    Hi all—

    Amanda—going by witness reports, I think I could use the process of elimination to come up with a list of, say, 5-10 males who it might be. That’s because I think that guy did get out. ...
  49. Yeah, Subarctican's take on Ron Barak's escape...

    Yeah, Subarctican's take on Ron Barak's escape sure agrees with everything I've seen. But I can appreciate the imagination shown in questioning stuff like that. I know I take certain moments in...
  50. pcwhiz - thanks for your work. You've uncovered...

    pcwhiz - thanks for your work. You've uncovered several verbal exchanges I don't believe we've ever had here. (Sorry you got some heat for it.)


    It's difficult to figure out the timing of the...
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