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Killer Show: The Station Nightclub Fire: America’s Deadliest Rock Concert.
By crm2159
Event Date(s): 10/11/2012
Venue / Location Information:
Name: Barnes & Noble
Address: 1350B Bald Hill Road
City: Warwick
State: 02886
Event Time / Additional Information: 7pm
Contact Info: Katie Rendine, Community Relations Manager, 401-826-4261
Web site: www.bn.com

Barnes & Noble is pleased to host John Baryklick, for a talk/presentation and book signing for his new release Killer Show: The Station Nightclub Fire: America’s Deadliest Rock Concert on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7pm.

On February 20, 2003, the deadliest rock concert in U.S. history took place at a roadhouse called The Station in West Warwick, Rhode Island. That night, in the few minutes it takes to play a hard-rock standard, the fate of many of the unsuspecting nightclub patrons was determined with awful certainty. The blaze was ignited when pyrotechnics set off by Great White, a 1980s heavy-metal band, lit flammable polyurethane “egg crate” foam sound insulation on the club’s walls. In less than 10 minutes, 96 people were dead and 200 more were injured, many catastrophically. The final death toll topped out, three months later, at the eerily unlikely round number of 100. The story of the fire, its causes, and its legal and human aftermath is one of lives put at risk by petty economic decisions—by a band, club owners, promoters, building inspectors, and product manufacturers. Any one of those decisions, made differently, might have averted the tragedy. Together, however, they reached a fatal critical mass.

Killer Show is the first comprehensive exploration of the chain of events leading up to the fire, the conflagration itself, and the painstaking search for evidence to hold the guilty to account and obtain justice for the victims. Written by John Barylick who was a lead attorney investigating and prosecuting wrongful-death and personal-injury cases arising from The Station fire. He has practiced law in Rhode Island since 1977.


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