Park memorializes fire that killed 100 at Station nightclub

Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page James Vaznis Globe Staff  May 22, 2017 WEST WARWICK, R.I. — Scotty Dunbar was torn about showing up at Sunday’s dedication of a long-awaited memorial on the site of the Station nightclub fire, where 100 concertgoers perished 14 years ago. The 38-year-old vocalist from Woburn lost two friends in the fire, and he survived only by diving through a window, slicing his body with shards of glass. He wasn’t certain whether he wanted to revisit the experience in such a public way. But surrounded by family, friends, and other survivors, Dunbar said he was glad he came instead of putting off the visit to a more quiet day. Advertisement “This is definitely amazing,” he said, standing feet from a stone memorial memorializing one of his friends, Derek Gray, of Dracut. He said he’ll never forget the bond they shared. “Our love for hard rock music brought us here.” Get Fast Forward in your inbox: Forget yesterday’s news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here Hundreds of survivors, family members, elected officials, and supporters turned out for the dedication of the memorial park for the nation’s fourth-deadliest nightclub fire, which injured an additional 230 people. The dedication began on a festive note, as a band played rock music under a mostly sunny sky, but it then struck a more somber… [Read full story]

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