Fire Island's Pavilion Is Memorialized In The New York Times

Categories: Nightlife

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Robert Zash
The Times' Alex Williams has compiled an aural history of the Pavilion, the long-running indoor/outdoor Fire Island Pines dance club, which burned down on Monday (when, fortunately, no flaming queens were inside).

Naturally, I'm quoted with a very vivid little anecdote, but some of the other respondents have fallen prey to understandable memory lapses.

Lorenzo Martone (PR executive and Marc Jacobs's ex) is quoted saying he kissed some random people at the Pavilion, which was memorably fun, "but not memorable enough to remember who it was with."

Similarly, Bravo's Andy Cohen admits that whatever little time he spent at the club, he barely remembers, "which is I think the point of the Pavilion in the first place."

So true -- but I can remember every wicked cup of Diet Coke and even the time I unbuttoned my top button!

Wild, wanton memories.

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Gregorama
Gregorama

My very favorite memory of the Pavilion came after a very long night of dancing, drinking and general bad-boy behavior in the late 80's.  There had been a very obnoxiously drunk, very tired old queen who had been careening around the room all night, making an embarassing nuisance of himself.  Apparently, the management had finally had enough and gave him the heave-ho.  As we were leaving, the queen was sprawled in the bushes along the boardwalk, weeping and shrieking, "THEY TOOK AWAY MY DRINK!  ACT UP! ACT UP!!"  To this day, my friends I was with that night and I still re-enact his dramatic monologue.

Thebrutalkremlin
Thebrutalkremlin

If we could get one volunteer hour per weeks' time from everyone who's ever been here, or are yammering on about this dump on the internet, we could change the world.

Bwaybill
Bwaybill

He already did. "Grand Hotel."

F. Packer
F. Packer

any chance Tommy Tune will immortalize this tragedy with a Musical?

Ugetsu
Ugetsu

You are just everywhere, cutie.

Gherkin
Gherkin

Loved your anecdote re the Byrd dance.

Roi
Roi

Yes, why don't you be the first, since you took the time to comment on the place?

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