I live in Rhode Island and recall when this happened. Ironically I think the person shooting the video was filming a documentary on night club accidents or something. The place where The Station stood is now just an empty plot with flowers and memoriam items. A DJ for the local rock station died in the fire. I knew someone who's relative was there that night. They made it out but the person they were with didn't. Horrible event and the worst part of it all...it should have been prevented on the band and club's part.
yeah there are a few other videos on youtube related to this I've seen, the guy filming was indeed there to make a safety of clubs video, which is horribly ironic, as you say... and yeah the DJ for the club who introduced the bands died...I think Great White's guitarist died as well
the fire started cos the band's tour manager wanted to have a pyrotechnics display onstage, and obviously it went wrong. he ended up doing something like 2 years in jail but has been remorseful about the whole thing before and after trial. It's not really a 'crime', but there were a hell of a lot of victims