America's Deadliest Rock Concert, The Station Nightclub Fire, To Be Profiled In Stomach-Turning Documentary
Though the most recent, Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival was certainly not the only concert that's taken the lives of its innocent attendees.
The second-deadliest performance in United States history – The Station Nightclub Fire – killed 100 people and injured more than 200 others on top of devastating the tight-knit community.
And it's the subject of REELZ's stomach-turning documentary, America's Deadliest Rock Concert: The Guest List, for which RadarOnline.com has your exclusive sneak peek.
Almost 19 years ago to the day, more than 400 music fans packed into the Station nightclub to watch '80s rockers Great White perform. Moments after the band took the stage, pyrotechnics ignited a fire that raced up the walls and across the ceiling of the packed venue.
In less than 90 seconds, most of those who had not already made their escape got trapped inside. They burned alive and were identified days later only by dental records or tattoos.
What was described as the perfect storm of human error became one of the worst nightclub tragedies ever, still haunting many to this day.
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Twisted Sisters frontman Dee Snider was interviewed for the documentary, at times getting choked up while recalling the horrific experience.
Snider and his band once played at Station and at many other small-town clubs like it. Particularly traumatized by the event and moved to do something about it, he was instrumental in bringing together fellow recording artists for a fundraising concert to benefit survivors and victims' families.
"I was sure the right thing would be done. Of course the right thing would be done. These victims, these families these orphans had gotten no help, and I was just horrified," he recalls.
"It was this domino effect of destruction. Losing their houses, losing their jobs. It was unbelievable," he adds. "Nobody deserves to die because they wanted to see a band."
America's Deadliest Rock Concert: The Guest List premieres Sunday, February 20 at 8 PM ET/PT on REELZ.
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